Gilma Richter, 85

Gilma M. Richter, age 85, of Watertown, passed away Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at the Elim Home in Watertown.

She was born July 12, 1931, in Lake Mills, IA, to Isaac and Mary (O’Rourke) Jackson.

Gilma was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Donald Richter Sr.; sons Donald Jr., and Kevin; parents; brother Robert Jackson; and sister Irene Salveson.

She is survived by children Mary (Randy) Berhow, Linda Richter, Debra (T.J.) Bogema, Scott Richter, Lori (Todd) Leaf; 15 grandchildren: Melissa Gruette, Nicole Berhow, Matthew Berhow, Jennifer Jopp, Jason Bogema, Matt Bogema, Jessica Baumann, Shaunna Kane, Andy Bogema, Michael Richter, Tiffany Niesen, Brandon Leaf, Brooke Leaf, Ben Leaf, and Brett Leaf; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 at 11 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown.

Visitation was from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service at the church.

Interment was in the Watertown Public Cemetery.

Arrangements were by Iten’s Watertown Funeral Home.

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