Sue Ellen Richter, 66, of Lime Springs, Iowa, died Friday, December 17th, 2021, in Rochester, MN.
Memorial services will be held at the Lime Springs United Methodist Church on Wednesday, December 22nd, at 10:30AM in Lime Springs, IA. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 21st, at the Lime Springs Community Center in Lime Springs, IA.
Sue was born on October 19, 1955, in Rochester, MN, to Paul & June (Meisner) Mathison. She graduated from Preston High School in Preston, MN, and later, Luther College in Decorah, IA. Upon graduation, Sue moved to Minneapolis, MN, where she worked at the Dayton’s corporate office in various positions until 1987.
Sue married Tim Richter on September 16, 1989, in Cherry Grove, MN, after Tim answered a personal classified ad that Sue’s brother had put in the Rochester Post Bulletin, unbeknownst to Sue. Sue started working at the Lime Springs Medical Clinic in 1991 as a medical transcriptionist and receptionist and continued working there until she became ill, just short of 30 years. She was also a church organist, having played at the Lime Springs United Methodist Church, Chester United Methodist Church & Maple Leaf Lutheran church over the years. She took great pride in her gardens & upkeep of the farm place. Sue had a love of ice cream that knew no limits; there was never an ice cream bowl big enough!
She is survived by her husband, Tim; son David and daughter Denise (Brian) Rathke; as well as her cats Speckles, Biggeatsy and grandcat, Lucky; brother Alan (Linda) Mathison and sister, Eloise (Gary) Skaggs, both of Preston, sister-in-law Connie Richter, of Lime Springs, and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to HoCA (Howard Cancer Association) & Humane Society of Northeast Iowa in Decorah, IA.