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Luella M. Richter

January 29, 1929 March 19, 2020
Luella M. Richter
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Obituary for Luella M. Richter

Luella M. Richter, 91, of Riverside, CA, previously of Kewanee, passed away March 19, 2020 at Toulon Health Care Center, Toulon, IL. Luella was born January 29, 1929 in Muscatine, Iowa. Luella graduated from Kewanee High School class of 1946.

She worked at Walworth Company in Kewanee, IL. Beverly Schwerbrock introduced Luella to her cousin Eldon Richter whom she married on May 29,1949 in Kewanee. They followed Eldon’s family to California where both her children were born. Luella and Eldon owned and operated an A&W Root Beer stand in Twenty-Nine Palms, CA. Later, they both also worked at the DMV as managers. She retired in 1984. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and Victoria Presbyterian Church in Riverside, CA. She enjoyed camping and traveling.

She will be greatly missed by her family, nieces, Kathy (Lee) Smith of Woodhull, IL, Nancy Hartman of Toulon, IL, Sue Van De Rostyne (Mark) of Kewanee, IL, Elaine Barnes (Patrick) of Edgewater, FL and nephew, Royal Peed (Laura) of Kewanee, IL. Numerous great nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews, a great-great-great nephew and friends. Luella was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Bernice Schultz; husband, Eldon Richter; infant brother; sister, Carlene Peed; and brother-in-law, Ralph Peed; son, Rok Richter; daughter, Kim Allan; and son-in-law, Charles Allan.

Memorial services to follow at a later date in Kewanee. She will be interred at Riverside National Cemetery in California. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Toulon Rehabilitation & Health Care Center - Certified Memory Care Unit or Alzheimer's Association. Please leave an online condolence for Luella’s family at

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Cemetery Details


Riverside National Cemetery Final Resting Place

Riverside, California

Riverside California
United States

Memorial Contribution

Toulon Rehabilitation and Health Care Center

Hwy 17 East
Toulon, Illinois 61483

Alzheimer's Association

225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17
Chicago, IL 60601

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