John R. Richter | 1955 - 2014 | Obituary

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John R. Richter

Born: April 14, 1955
Died: May 23, 2014

John R. Richter, 59, of Carlisle, passed away Friday May 23, 2014 at the Freelandville Community Home. John was born April 14, 1955 to Reinhart and Ruth (Jording) Richter. John was born with Down’s Syndrome and was an incredible joy and blessing to his family, church, and everyone who knew him. He attended a Sullivan county school for the mentally challenged for eight years and loved his teacher, Ivan Roberts, who taught him much. John belonged to Bethel Church in Freelandville all of his life. He was an assistant manager for the baseball teams Collin Tiek played on in Freelandville. John was loving, fun, hard working, and a tease! He will be missed by so many.
John was preceded in death by his dad, Reinhart Richter; and his sister, Joyce Richter.
He is survived by his mother, Ruth Richter of Carlisle; two sisters, Carla Woods and her husband Ed of Milford, OH; Beth Craig of Georgetown, KY; his brother Mark Richter and his wife Patsy of Edwardsport; three nephews; three nieces; five great-nephews; three great-nieces; one uncle; one aunt; seventeen cousins; brother-in-law Tim Craig; and dear friends Dale and Jane Tiek.
The family will receive friends at Bethel Church from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Wednesday May 28, 2014 with funeral services beginning at 12:00 PM also at the church with Pastor Mike DeCoursey officiating. He will be laid to rest at the Bethel Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home Bicknell Chapel. Online condolences may be made at

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