Francis L. RICHTER
Age 72, of Lino Lakes. Passed away on October 17, 2016, after living with Alzheimer's Disease for 3 years. Preceded in death by mother, Violet; stepfather, Roger Robinson; father, Francis M. Richter; grandparents, Laura and Frank Thurber. Survived by loving wife of 30 years, Nancy; sons, Brian, Mark (Tracy), and Andrew; daughter, Lisa; grand children, Amy, Amanda, and Brian Richter; siblings, Randy (Robin) Robinson, Terry (Diane) Robinson, Richard Robinson, Robert Robinson, and Jane (Clark) Diel. He will be dearly missed by many other close friends and relatives. Fran was born in Mankato, MN on Sept. 24, 1944 and grew up on his grandparent's farm. He graduated from Iowa State University and worked for Ecolab in Mendota Heights, MN for 34 years, retiring as a Principal Chemist. He received close to 30 patents in his career as a research and product development chemist. He was also an active member of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Circle Pines, MN. Traveling with family and attending his children's sporting events were major joys in life. Funeral service 4:00 PM Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 at ST. MARK LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1 North Road, Circle Pines, MN, with visitation starting at 3:00 PM. Private interment at a later date. Special thanks for the care received from staff at Keystone Place at LaValle Fields, Gracewood Senior Living, and Allina Hospice. Memorials preferred to the Alzheimer's Association.
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