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Lorraine Richter dies at 89

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Lorraine B. ĎBuckyí Richter of LaPorte, passed away at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, May 3, 2007 at the home of her daughter, Susan L. Richter, LaPorte. She was 89.

She was born April 21, 1918 in Elkhart, the daughter of Lee and Myrtle Mae (Foster) Buckman, both of whom preceded her in death.

On Aug. 15, 1943 in Elkhart, she married Richard A. Richter, who preceded her in death July 1, 1988.

She is survived by two sons, Richard L. (Andrea) Richter and Robert A. Richter, both of Michigan City; a daughter, Susan L. Richter of LaPorte; three grandchildren, Dax and Erik Richter and Jonathan Mohrs and one great-grandchild.

She was a housewife and mother. She was a member of St. Paulís Episcopal Church, DAR, Tri Delta Sorority, Womenís Club, numerous Bridge Clubs. She loved to sew, knit and play bridge.

A funeral service, Rev. Robert Center officiating, was Monday, May 7 at St. Paulís Episcopal Church. Interment was at Grace Lawn Cemetery, Elkhart.

Memorials may be given to LaPorte Little Theater, 218 A St., LaPorte, In.

Family and friends may leave condolences and sign the register book at


Posted 5/7/2007