Luella was united in marriage to Edward Richter on January 17, 1953 at St. John's Catholic Church in Bancroft. They lived northwest of Bancroft until 1966 when they moved into town. She worked at St. Ann's Hospital in Algona from 1964 until 1975 and then became Director of Nursing at Heritage Nursing Home until 1977. In 1978 Luella worked at Kossuth Regional Hospital in Algona until retiring in 1991. Luella enjoyed bowling, golfing, playing cards, crocheting and quilting. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, a past member of the CD of A, and a member of St. John's Altar Guild.
Luella A. Richter died Thursday, October 27, 2011 at the Heritage Nursing Home at the age of 84.
She is survived by six children, Duane Richter, Jay (Mary) Richter, Bob (Deb) Richter all of Bancroft, Betty Hawkes of Marshalltown, Mary (Larry) Hellman of Burt, and Ruth (Bill) Foth of Glendale, AZ; a daughter-in-law, Therese Richter of Bancroft; 19 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Wilma Haupert and Lorraine Vaske, both of Algona; a sister-in-law, Dolores Augustine of Cresco; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Ed on February 26, 2002; her son, Dave Richter on December 27, 2010; two sisters, Vera Delaney and Rosalyn Kingsley; and two brothers Greg Augustine and Linus in infancy.