Evans Funeral Home
"Compassionate Funeral Service"
Carrington and New Rockford, North Dakota
701.652.3003 or 701.947.2911
Secondary Number ~ 701.650.9937
Neola Jean (Georgeson) Richter, age 87, passed away Monday, April 22, 2019, at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd in New Rockford surrounded in love by her family.
Neola was born to Arthur “Art” Georgeson and Myrtle (Thompson) Georgeson at home in Munster Township on October 12, 1931. Neola attended a country school through the eighth grade, then she moved into New Rockford where she graduated from New Rockford High School in May of 1950. On October 1, 1950, Neola married the love of her life, Charles A. Richter, at the United Methodist Church in New Rockford. After their marriage, Charles and Neola lived and farmed in Pleasant Prairie Township East of New Rockford. Blessed with many children, they decided to purchase a home in town where they lived during the school year, moving back out to the farm every spring. She later worked at East Central, Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd and the Rockford Cafe.
God gave Neola an organizational talent which she willingly used for many years not only in her church but also in the community as well. At the United Methodist Church, Neola taught Bible School, served on the Education Committee, was on the Trustee Committee multiple times, served as President of the UMW for four 2-year terms, chaired many fundraising committees and sang in the choir for 40 years. Neola also was involved in the PTA, Red Hats, served in many capacities in Band Mothers, belonged to Eastern Star, served as Mother Advisor to the Rainbow Girls for 12 years, belonged to the Legion Auxiliary and served on the Dollars for Scholars Committee. Neola welcomed many new families to town with either homemade baked goods or a hotdish and also served others when there was an illness or death in the family. Many were recipients of her extended love. Neola was also a great cheerleader for her children and grandchildren, traveling to attend as many activities as possible!
Neola is survived by her husband of over 69 years, Charles Richter; her seven children, Connie Richter, West Fargo, Orlan (Peggy) Richter, Bismarck, Carter (Mary) Richter, New Rockford, Lori (Rod) Bachmeier, West Fargo, Jani (Jim) Seifert, Bismarck, Stuart (Vicky) Richter, New Rockford and Wendi (Bruce) Dean, Jamestown; 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; one brother Quentin (Delores) Georgeson, New Rockford; four sisters-in-law, Edith Georgeson, New Rockford, Betty Georgeson, Sheyenne, Lois Laber, Enderlin, and Ruth (Neil) Barkus, Jamestown; and many nieces and nephews.
Neola was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters: infant Alta Ramona Georgeson and Maxine Michaels, four brothers: Harley Georgeson, Gary Georgeson, A. Dean Georgeson and Aldon Georgeson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Neola’s name to Prairie Home Cemetery Auxiliary, First Lutheran Church or Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd all in New Rockford, ND.
Visitation: will be from 9AM-5PM, Friday, April 26, 2019 at Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford, with a Prayer Service at 7:00PM, in First Lutheran Church, New Rockford, ND.
Funeral Service: will be held Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 10:00AM in First Lutheran Church, New Rockford, ND.
Burial: will be held at the Prairie Home Cemetery, New Rockford, ND
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