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Obituary for Manfred Richter

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Manfred Richter

May 7, 1933 – June 25, 2020

Manfred was a hardworking, man of faith who valued family above all else. He loved the Cardinals, Blues, watching soccer and foreign TV series in any language, gardening, photography, dogs and Christa’s cooking or fish and chips. He was happiest in any setting where he was with family drinking a Budweiser.

Born to Heinrich and Karoline (Beckmann) Richter in Wintzingerode, Germany. He survived a traumatic childhood in the war time Germany, losing his mother at a young age. After the war, he escaped East Germany and attended trade school in Hannover, West Germany where he completed a plumbing apprenticeship. It was at his first job as a plumber in 1954 where he met the love of his life, Christa. She was the beautiful woman who worked in the office. He left candies on her desk to gain her attention.

Manfred and Christa married in 1957 and immigrated to St. Louis in 1959. In 1963, he and Christa proudly became US citizens. Manfred worked first as a boilermaker and then later was able to join the St. Louis Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local 562. He was a union journeyman plumber until his retirement in 2000. His attention to detail and strong work ethic were hallmarks of his career.

The couple gave birth to two daughters Sylvia (Drain) and Liza (Bangert). He was a loving father who worked hard to make certain his girls had a college education and an easier life than his own. He loved his son-in-laws Fred and Mike as his own sons. He loved his grandchildren Nate and Carly (Drain) and Jessica and Kate (Bangert) dearly and was thrilled to welcome granddaughter-in-law Erin (Krenski) to the family and to become a great grandfather to Harper and Jack (Drain).

When he lost Christa in 2014, his heart was broken and he never fully recovered. He stayed on to make sure his family was doing well. Convinced all was well, he let go peacefully and surrounded by family.
In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to make a donation to the Missouri Botanical Garden.
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