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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 operator.

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 News

[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 days.

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.

After 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.

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