Kenneth W. "Ken" Richter
March 19, 1925 - August 2, 2017
Passed away peacefully surrounded by family, on August 2, 2017 at age 92, joining his beloved wife of 65 years Bunny Richter. Loving father of Jerry (Sandra) Richter, Jeff (Ginny) Richter, Rick (Julie) Richter and Lori (David) Stocke. Proud grandfather of Jennifer Graetz, Jonathan W. Richter, Chad (Julia) Richter, Shannon (Vinnie III) Lopez, Justin Richter, Jessie (Chuck) Swedberg, Natalie (Steve) Sorentino, Lara (Mike) Huber, Chris Markuson, Scott (Brenna) Richter, Amy (fiancé Logan) Richter, Kelly (Brien) Beichner, Jeffrey Alberts, Michael Stocke, and “Patrick too”. Dear great-grandfather of 15. Also loved and will be missed by additional family and many friends, especially his bowling buddies.
Ken was a World War II veteran, serving his country in the United States Navy. He was a graduate of Marquette University and worked for Milwaukee County Social Services for 40 years, retiring as the head of the department. After retiring, his sons and grandson were blessed in working with him at WJ Supply Company. Ken played the accordion and piano, enjoyed bowling, fishing and golf with family and friends.
Ken Richter, known as “Dad” to many was a familiar face and a friend to all at the Wisconsin Jewelry Show. He will be missed.