Helen C. Richter, age 89, formerly of N6126 State 32, Sheboygan Falls, passed away early Wednesday afternoon, May 22, 2013, at St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan where she had been a resident for the past two and onehalf days.

She was born Oct. 22, 1923 in Cleveland, Wis., a daughter of the late August and Frieda Gabsch Schmidt. Helen attended Center Grade School in Cleveland.

She was a domestic housekeeper for eight years.

On Feb. 7, 1948, she married Raymond E. Richter at St. John and St. Peter Lutheran Church in Cleveland where she was baptized and confirmed. The couple resided in the town of Sheboygan Falls since their marriage. Her husband preceded her in death July 8, 2001.

Helen was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, belonged to the Ladies Aid and was a member of the Mary Martha Circle in the church.

She belonged to the Friendly Neighbors Homemakers Club and to the St. Nicholas Hospital Auxiliary and was a volunteer at the hospital. She enjoyed sewing, knitting and always had a great big garden.

Survivors include two grandchildren, Jonathan (Katherine) Richter of Iron River, Mich., and Vanessa Richter (fiancé, Jay Watts) of North Carolina; one daughter-inlaw, Linda Richter of Glenbeulah; and one sister, Dorothy Herrmann of Plymouth. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

She was also preceded in death by two sons, Richard and Lyle; one daughter-inlaw, Sandra Richter; one sister, Emma Hintz; and two brothers-in-law, Reuben Hintz and Jerome Herrmann.

Memorial services will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, at the Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth. The Rev. Elizabeth Jaeger, pastor of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Sheboygan Falls, will officiate. Cremation has taken place and inurnment will be in parish cemetery.

Friends may call at the Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth from 4 p.m. Tuesday until the time of services.

A memorial fund is being established in Helen’s name for St. Luke’s Lutheran Church.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is serving her family. For online condolences, please visit www.suchonfh.com.

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