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Ann Richter

Sept. 5, 1934-Aug. 26, 2011

Ann Richter (nee Tabor), 76, of Little McDonald Lake, Perham, went to be with her Lord on Friday, August 26, 2011, after courageously battling cancer for five years.

She is preceded in death by husband Jim, parents Anna and Charles Tabor, sister Rose Gytri, brother-in-law Lloyd Gytri, and sister-in-law Millie Tabor.

Survivors include her children, Chuck (Alice) Richter, Scott (Barb) Richter, and Krista (Scott) Doebbler; grandchildren Jim (Amy) and Susan Richter, Emily and Michael Richter, and Charlie and Anna Doebbler; brothers Charles Tabor, Allen (Peggy) Tabor and John (Pearlann) Tabor; sister Mary (Bob) Lee; and 16 nieces and nephews.

Ann was born near Detroit Lakes on September 5, 1934. She graduated from Detroit Lakes High School and attended nursing school. Ann and Jim Richter were married on February 22, 1953, and moved to Bremerton, Wash. They returned to the Fargo-Moorhead area, where they raised their children. In 1982 they began a new adventure together when Jim's work took them to Maine, Virginia, Connecticut, New York and Texas.

They built their retirement home on Little McDonald Lake, where Ann resided.

Ann was a devoted wife, mom and nana. She loved cooking, baking, gardening and traveling, but mostly she loved being at the lake. Their lake homes on Turtle and Little McDonald were gathering places for the entire family throughout the years. Ann is at the center of many wonderful memories made there, and we will miss her with all our hearts.

Ann's family thanks the N.C. Little Hospice, Edina, MN, for their gentle care and kindness.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 in Calvary Lutheran Church, Perham, with Pastor Phil Holtan officiating.

There will be a time of gathering for family and friends one hour prior to the start of services. Burial will follow the service in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Vergas.

Arrangements are being provided by Schoene-berger Funeral Home, Perham.