LA CROSSE - Virgil Henry Richter, 68, died June 24, 1993,
at Rush County Memorial Hospital, La Crosse.
He was born Nov. 8, 1924, in Rush County, the son
of James and Bertha Sell Richter.
A La Crosse resident for three years, having lived
at Great Bend for 35 years and Timken, he was a former service station
He was a member of the First Assembly of God, the
Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the American Legion. He was a U.S. Army
veteran of World War II.
Survivors include: a daughter, Ginger Riordan, Great
Bend; and two grandchildren.
Graveside service will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the
La Crosse City Cemetery, with the Rev. Clifford E. Swanson presiding.
Bryant- Christians Funeral Home, Great Bend, is in
charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be sent to the donor's choice. Hutchinson
[Hutchinson, Kansas Saturday, June 26, 1993 Page 6]
[courtesy of "Nala"]
Grave marker for Virgil Henry Richter in Section
3, Lot 88, La Crosse Cemetery, La Crosse (Rush county), Kansas.
Pvt Richter was transferred from the 51st
Reinforcement Battalion to Hq 2nd, 508th PIR on 16 April 1945.
Pfc Richter was discharged on 9 November 19045 in
order to re-enlist or period of 3 years.
He was placed on TDY with the 6903rd Reinforcement
Battalion, Le Havre, France for a reenlistment bonus of 60
On 6 December 1945, his status was changed
to Honorable Discharge from Army to re-enlistment in Regular Army
for period of 18 months. including 60 days furlough.
completing his service, Virgil went into the service station
business. This advertisement appeared on Page 30 of the Great
Bend Tribune, Friday, 23 December 1966.