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Richard Richter

August 18, 1952 — June 29, 2024

Gothenburg, Nebraska

Richard James Richter passed away peacefully on June 29, 2024 at the age of 71.  

Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 8, 2024 at the Oshkosh City Cemetery with Brenda Tophoj, PMA officiating. 

Holechek-Bondegard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Family and friends can leave condolences at

He was born August 18, 1952 in Huskerville NE to Robert and Goldie “Irene” Richter. Because of his dad’s career with the Soil Conservation Service, the family lived in several cities while Richard was growing up, among them Broken Bow and Holdrege NE, Torrington WY and Sioux Falls SD. Richard graduated from Washington High School in Sioux Falls in 1970.

 As an adult, Richard had many jobs and just as many hobbies and friends. He owned and operated a successful lawn care business for many years and was an avid fisherman and hunter. He enjoyed woodworking, listening to music, expanding his comic book and movie collections and traveling. Richard loved American history, particularly the Native Americans, and could tell story after story about battlefields, conflicts and heroes. He loved a good western movie and was a Nebraska Cornhusker football fan through and through. Richard was happiest with a fishing pole in his hand and his beloved father at his side, on a beautiful lake somewhere.

After Bob passed away in 2010, Richard and his mom lived in South Dakota until Irene’s health forced a move closer to family. Irene passed in 2016 and Richard moved to Sutherland NE and later Gothenburg with family. He never knew a stranger, had the kindest heart and could see the good in everyone. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

 Preceding Richard in death are his parents, Bob and Irene, his grandmother Minnie Dowson, and numerous aunts and uncles.

 Richard is survived by his sister and a much loved niece, Carsen, of Palmer AK, his uncle Dean Dowson, as well as cousins Pete and Beth Cullan and family of Gothenburg, Eric and Janet Dowson and family of Great Bend KS, Tom and Meriann Emerson of Whitman, Leo and Judy Porter of Oshkosh and Leslie Moorhead of Gering.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Graveside Service

Monday, July 8, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Mountain time)

Oshkosh City Cemetery

Highway 60, Oshkosh, NE 69154

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