Earl W. Richter

July 14, 1926August 17, 2013

Earl W. Richter age 87, a resident of Madison Heights, Michigan for 55 years, passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2013. Earl was born July 14, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan. Beloved husband of Marie, dear father of Kathleen Waite, Marlene (Lee) Wiley, Kenneth (Marie) Richter, Janet (Dan) Garza and the late Christine Richter. Loving grandfather of Sarah, Ann Marie, Douglas, Megan, Bryan, Erik, Brandan, Andrew, Kayla, Elena and Hanna. Great grandfather of Alexander and Alice, Earl bowled for 66 years in the City Lutheran Bowling League, and is a veteran of the Air Force WW 11. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Edward Swanson & Son Funeral Home 30351 Dequindre Madison Heights, Michigan. Instate Wednesday, August 21, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. until time of funeral service 11:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church 30003 Ryan Road. Warren, Michigan 48092.


  • Visitation Tuesday, August 20, 2013
  • In State Wednesday, August 21, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Earl W. Richter

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August 25, 2013

Marie and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and to your whole family.
We will always have fond memories of Earl and will hold them close to our hearts.
Love Larry, Maryann,Marlena,Mia Garza

Terry Lauer

August 19, 2013

The world was a better place with you in it Earl, you will be missed. It was an honor to know you and be a small part of your long life. May God bless your family and friends.