Donald E. Richter

Donald E Richter, 72, Lee’s Summit, MO passed away September 8, 2013.  Visitation will be held Friday, September 13, 2013, 9-10:30 AM at Woods Chapel Church, Lee’s Summit, MO.  Memorial services will follow at 10:30 AM.  Private family burial at Longview Memorial Gardens, Lee’s Summit, MO.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Woods Chapel United Methodist Church.

Don was born January 23, 1941 and grew up in Chicago, IL.  He moved with his family to Lee’s Summit, MO in 1975.  Don retired from Unitog in 2003 after more than 25 years.  Don was a charter and lifelong member of Lakewood Oaks Country Club and was an avid golfer.

He was preceed in death by; wife, Jeanette and second wife, Nancy. Survivors include; daughter, Laura Richter; daughter & son in law; Donna & Charlie Brewer; son, Chris Richter; grandchildren, Ryan, Christine & Alex Drake; Nicholas & Megan Swanson; Jack Brewer; and Colin & Christian Richter. (arr. Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 816-313-1677)


  1. Tory Valach on September 9, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Dearest Laura, Donna, Chris & family,

    I have such fond memories of gatherings in your parents home…holidays, dinners…such lovely people…so welcoming and caring of those of us who didn’t have family in town.

    Your father was such a dear man and I will always remember his kindness…I am so very sorry for your loss and I hold you all in my thoughts and prayers.

    With Love-Tory Valach

  2. Mal Spiro on September 10, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Renee’ and I want express our deep sorrow for the passing of Don. I had the extrem pleasure of working with Don for 15 years, and calling him our very best friend. Renee’ and I will always cherish our friendship with Don. Our heart goes out to the Ricther family, in this time of loss. Don will be greatly missed by all.

  3. Janét Blair on September 10, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Dearest Laura, Donna, Chris and Family
    Our Deepest Sympathy and Heartfelt prayers to all of you at this very difficult time. It was my extreme pleasure to be included in many family functions with your wonderful Father and Loving Family. He was a very Dear
    Gentle Man, and it was an honor to know him. You are in my thoughts and prayers for strength and peace.
    My Love to all of You
    Jane’t Lauterbach Blair and Merle Blair

  4. Rita Kessell on September 10, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Laura, Donna and Chris, I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  5. John Broom on September 10, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    So sorry to hear this great man has passed. I remember him being passionate about his family, his work and his football! He was an incredible presence that I am sure will be greatly missed.

  6. Kristi and David Nichols on September 10, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Dear Laura, Donna, and Chris, I t seems like the years go by so quickly. I think it was only 6 month ago I saw you Dad at the golf course when I was there for a benefit. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. Your Dad embraced life to the fullest and I know he will be dearly missed.

    I regret I will be out of town in Columbia at the time of the service. Laura, I remember many years ago driving down with you to get your dorm room ready for college.

    Blessings and Love,

    Kristi and David Nichols

  7. Mary Broom on September 11, 2013 at 6:11 am

    Laura,Donna and Chris, I am so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of all of you. I enjoyed a special holiday for Laura’a birthday. Jeannie and Don’s hospitality was incredible. I know there are special memories for all of you to treasure. Love and prayers, Mary Vroom

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