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Funeral services for Margaret Richter were held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday April 18, 2003 at the Welcome Lutheran Church with the Rev. Milton Maly officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers were Dwayne Burger, Garth Griffith, Tom Ochsner, Billy Denny, Todd Dierking, Ryan Roeske, Steven Richter and Bobby Reichle.

Honorary pallbearers were nephews, nieces, co-workers at Valmont, and members of the Austin County Sheriffs department.

Margaret Ann Richter, 60, died Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at her residence near Industry, Texas. She was born on August 24, 1942 in Industry to Marvin (M.H.) and Esther Wensel Dierking. On October 25, 1 942 she was baptized at Salem Lutheran Church of Welcome by Rev. I.M. Mansur and confirmed on March 25, 1956 by Rev. Walter Wolf. She continued to be a very faithful and active member of her church, the Women of the ELCA and Naomi Circle. She was a member of the Industry Firemenšs Auxiliary.

Margaret attended Welcome Elementary School and graduated from Bellville High School and Blinn College. She was employed by Valmont - ALS.

On October 9, 1965 Margaret and Thomas Richter were united in marriage at the Salem Lutheran Church of Welcome by Rev. Walter Wolf.

Survivors include husband Thomas Richter of Industry; father M.H. Dierking of Bleiblerville; daughter Ronda and Kevin Hutcherson, grandchildren Trevor and Morgan of Magnolia, TX; brother Daniel Dierking and wife Marilyn of Bleiblerville; sisters Erline Ferguson and husband Tom of Angleton; and Dorothy Dierking of Brenham; brother-in-law Rodney Roeske of Brenham; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law John and Janis Richter of Austin and Robert and Sharon Richter of Friendswood. She is also survived by aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Margaret was preceded in death by her mother Esther, Sister Faye Roeske, mother and father-in-law Alfred and Ruth Richter, and brother-in-law William Richter.

The family received friends and family during visitation on Thursday April 17, 2003 from 6-8:00p.m. at Brenham Memorial Chapel.

Memorials may be given to the Welcome Lutheran Church Scholarship fund, Hospice Brazos Valley or the charity of your choice.

Funeral Arrangements were in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel 2300 Stringer Street, Brenham, Texas 77833 (979) 836-3611.

Posted by Joy Neely

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