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Carrington and New Rockford, North Dakota
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Alma Richter, age 97, of Carrington, ND, formerly of Sykeston, ND, passed away on July 27, 2020, at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford, ND.

Alma Spitzer was born September 15, 1922, in Kief, North Dakota, the daughter of Fred and Paulina (Aichele) Spitzer.  She grew up and attended school until the 6th grade when she was expected to work on the family farm. Alma spent time taking care of the garden, milking cows and caring for the livestock on the farm.

On January 26, 1943, Alma was united in marriage to Nick E. Richter in Sykeston, ND.  They purchased a farm southwest of Sykeston where they continued to farm until 1976, when they retired.  They moved into Carrington in 1998.

Alma was a member of St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church and St. Elizabeth’s Altar Society. Following their move to Carrington Alma and Nick joined Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Carrington.  She enjoyed crocheting, beading necklaces, working on various art projects, word searches, reading books, holiday gatherings and family visits.  Alma liked spending time gardening, baking, and tending to her flower garden.

She is survived by seven sons, Eugene (Mary) Richter, Dubuque, IA, Jerry (Deborah) Richter, Bella Vista, AR, Allen (Jan) Richter, Fargo, ND, Leon (Carole) Richter, Bella Vista, AR, Glen (Kathy) Richter, St. Louis, MO, Tim (Ann) Richter, Fargo, and Paul “Chip” Richter and special friend Patty Vivier, Carrington, two daughters, Evelyn (Gerald) Friezen, Brookings, SD and Julie (Brian) Mindt, Valley City; 22 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; two brothers, Arnold (Coral) Spitzer of Fulton, IL and Bert (Shirley) Spitzer of Clinton, IA.

Alma was preceded in death by her husband Nick, parents; three brothers, Ferdinand (Dee) Spitzer, Henry Spitzer and John Spitzer; two sisters, Leona (Francis) Richter and Laura (Sylvester) Richter; granddaughter, Meriah Raven; daughters-in-law, Nancy Richter and Kristeen Richter.


Visitation will be Thursday, 8:00AM – 7:00PM with a Rosary Service at 6:45PM followed by a Vigil Service at 7:00PM all at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.

Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, July 31, 2020, at 10:30AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Carrington.

Burial will be at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Cemetery, Sykeston.

Posted Condolences:


  1. May the Holy Spirit comfort you during this time of grieving of your mother’s transition to Eternity. God’s blessings with your family during this time and always. Love and prayers of healing. 🙏❤️

  2. Chip & Family, we were so sorry to read of your mother’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
    Steve & Jane Metzger

  3. Our deepest sympathy to Paul and family. What a wonderful long life Alma lived. Don and Kari Irmen

  4. Chip and Family, My sincere sympathy on the passing of your mother. What a
    wonderful long life she enjoyed. God’s blessings to you.

  5. Prayers for the entire family to be surrounded by God’s love and peace in your time of sorrow. May your mom rest in peace and in God’s arms.

  6. Chip and Family, Our sincere sympathy! I so enjoyed seeing her smiling face at the dental office!! May God bless your family during this difficult time!! All the best! Jay and Cindy Bauer

  7. “While we’re saying our goodbyes here, others in a far better place are saying..Welcome Home”. I can picture her surrounded by Nick, her brothers & sisters, in-laws, parents..all those who have gone before her, all smiling and happy. She lived a good life, raising a good family along the way, and always had a smile for everyone. I have many memories of her – she will be missed.

  8. Chip & Family, we were so sorry to read of your mother’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
    Steve & Jane Metzger

  9. Our condolences to the family. What a grand lady, she will be missed. Nick and Alma raised a great family. Dawn and Wilbur Kutz

  10. Leon, Carol, Paul, Patty, Glen, Julie, As you bid farewell to a wonderful lady and mother today, know that we have you in our prayers. She left us with wonderful memories.

  11. Tim and family, sending condolences to you and all the extended family. I once commented to your Mom, “what wonderful sons she had raised”. She will be missed by many – but as Karen said, “greeted with many happy faces”!
    May she enjoy the rewards of heaven as she has led by her great example here on earth.


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