Dorothy Elizabeth RICHTER

Dorothy Elizabeth RICHTER

Female 1920 - 1990  (70 years)

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  • Name Dorothy Elizabeth RICHTER  [2
    • Mom's obituary which was written by one of my sisters was as follows:

      Dorothy Elizabeth Richter Baumer of Harrison, Michigan, passed away September 25, 1990, after a nine year struggle against multiple myeloma. Born to Robert and Bertha Immenhiser Richter, on July 31, 1920, in Muncie, Indiana, she grew up in the Lansing area.
      Graduating from Lansing Central High in 1938,she worked as a telephone operator and also for her parents at the Lansing City Market and "Richter's Gardens". In so doing, she was able to contribute to the education of her younger sisters. During World War 11, she was a Hospital Red Cross volunteer.
      United in marriage on August 14, 1943, to Duane Dorr Baumer in La Jolla, California, they moved to a small farm outside of Harrison in 1945. Besides farming and gardening for many years, she worked for the Clare County ASCS until opening Devil's Knob Golf Course in 1965 with her husband. Dorothy was active for many years as a 4-H Leader, member of VFW Post 1075 Ladies' Auxiliary, DAV, and member of the First Congregational Church.
      Dorothy was preceded in death by her father in 1968, her mother in 1986, and her husband in 1986. Surviving are her five daughters: Mrs. James (Judy) MacLeod of Coral Springs, Florida, Mrs. Allen (Joan) Cooper of Harrison, Michigan, Mrs. Harold (Barbara) Lambdin of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Mrs. Emerson (Sue) Addison of Northville, Michigan and Mrs. Ralph (Sandra) Strickland of Fayetteville, North Carolina. Seven grandchildren; James MacLeod, Amy, Laura and Andrew Lambdin; and Joseph, Michael and Timothy Addison will greatly miss her. Also surviving are eight brothers and sisters: Robert L. Richter formerly of Lansing, Michigan, Virgil Richter of Lansing; Virginia Farrow of Rocky Gap; Viola Lundell of Southfield, Barney Yeager of Lansing, Bernice Moore of Florida, Norma Strothers of Holt, Michigan and Betty Ann Bush of Henderson, Tennessee. She also left 33 nieces and nephews.

      Funeral services were held September 29, in Harrison from the Stocking Funeral Home with Reverend Kaufman, Pastor Brian Johnson and brother-in-law Dr. Bobby Bush officiating. Singing was provided by the Mennonite Church and Michael Addison played one of his grandmother's favorites on his violin. Interment was in the Cedar Crest Cemetery near her home of 45 years. The cremains of her late husband were laid to rest with Dorothy at this time. Pallbearers included James MacLeod 11, James MacLeod 111, Allen Cooper, Emerson Addison, Andrew Lambdin and Williard Boehm.
      Dorothy's death will indeed leave a void in the lives of her daughters,grandchildren, family and friends.

      "To give of oneself is a gift to all mankind".

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      Loving parents of Judy, Joan, Barbara, Bethel Sue, and Sandra
      [1]
    Born 31 Jul 1920  Muncie, Delaware Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Fact Daughter of Robert Lincoln Richter and Bertha Estella Emenhiser Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 25 Sep 1990  Midland, Midland Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Cedar Crest Cemetery, Hamilton Twp., Clare Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I71982  Main Tree
    Last Modified 12 Mar 2022 

    Father Robert Lincoln RICHTER,   b. 8 Feb 1889, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Bertha Estelle EMENHISER,   b. 6 May 1898, Allen Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 6 Feb 1918  Delaware Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F21997  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Duane Dorr BAUMER,   b. 4 Jun 1920, Lansing, Ingham Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1986, West Palm Beach, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 14 Aug 1943  La Jolla, San Diago County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F29156  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Duane Dorr Baumer and Dorothy E. Richter
    Duane Dorr Baumer and Dorothy E. Richter
    Duane D. and Dorothy E. Baumer
    Duane Dorr Baumer and Dorothy E. Richter
    Duane Dorr Baumer and Dorothy E. Richter
    Duane and his wife Dorothy with their dog, Cocoa
    Duane Dorr Baumer and Dorothy Richter
    Duane Dorr Baumer and Dorothy Richter
    Duane and his wife Dorothy.

    Documents
    Dorothy Elizabeth Richert Birth Certificate
    Dorothy Elizabeth Richert Birth Certificate
    Dorothy E. is the daughter of Robert Richter and Bertha E. Emenhiser
    Dorothy Elizabeth Richter Baumer
    Dorothy Elizabeth Richter Baumer
    Certificate of Death for Dorothy E. (Richter) Baumer.

    Sept. 25,1990

    Headstones
    Duane D. Baumer and Dorothy E. Richter Headstone
    Duane D. Baumer and Dorothy E. Richter Headstone
    Duane D. Baumer and his wife Dorothy E., are buried in the Cedar Crest Cemetery in Hamilton Township, Clare Co., Michigan.

  • Sources 
    1. [S13000] Find A Grave: Obituary Notice for Dorothy E. Richter Baumer.

    2. [S3065] Birth Certificate for Dorothy Elizabeth Richter.

    3. [S10363] Ancestry.com: Indiana Marriages, 1810-2001.

    4. [S5409] Ancestry.com: Family Trees - Hogan - Baumer Family Tree by CMurgan.