Mildred “Millie” Richter
Funeral services for Mildred “Millie” Lorraine (Hieb) Richter, 76 of Timber Lake will be at 10 a.m. MT Thursday, October 24, 2013 at the United Parish Church in Timber Lake. Burial will be at the Timber Lake Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Visitation will start at 6 p.m. at the church with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Millie passed away October 20, 2013 at home after a long battle of heart complications.
Millie was born September 5, 1937 at home to David and Ida (Dikoff) Hieb weighing only three pounds. They kept her in a shoe box as a cradle next to a oven to keep her warm as a incubator and shortly after that she was acquired a rheumatic fever which led to her heart complications throughout her life. Millie attended country grade school in Corson County completing eighth grade. She then started her first employment with the Alf and Nora Stoick Café and this is where she met Fred Richter, her husband of 60 years. On September 27, 1953 they married at the Timber Lake St. Paul Lutheran Church. To this union was born Susan (Jack) Voller, Penny (Mike) Lemburg, Lyle Richter, and Cherie (Tim) Leibel where they were raised 16 miles north of Timber Lake, South Dakota. They lived here until October 30, 1991 which at that time they moved to Timber Lake.
Millie was involved in Ladies Aide, Jet Set, Jolly 8 Extension Club, worked on the election board in Corson County, janitor at the Timber Lake School and Moreau-Grand, Timber Lake Nutrition Site, and Kelly’s Grocery. While working at Kelly’s Grocery she did lots of baking, and selling kuchens at craft fairs. She was a lifetime member of the St. Paul Evangelical Church.
Millie was always known as keeping busy. She loved to cook, bake, and do embroidering on her spare time. She was always found in her yard either taking care of her flowers or keeping up her garden. When she had time, Millie was found walking around town or in the community center. Millie loved visiting with her friends and family along with all her grandchildren and attending all their activities. She was always there supporting them in everything they were involved in. Millie had a daily phone conversations with a long time friend Winnie that she adored very dearly.
She is survived by her husband Fred Richter; daughters Susan (Jack) Voller of Mobridge, South Dakota, Penny (Mike) Lemburg of Bison, South Dakota, Cherie (Tim) Leibel of Glencross, South Dakota; son Lyle Richter of Timber Lake, South Dakota; grandchildren Josh (Karan) Lemburg, Hadley (Nicole) Lemburg, Tigh, Tanner, and Hayley Leibel, Jaclyn and Marilyn Richter; great-grandchildren Kendal, Landon, Jaycie, and Brynn Lemburg, and Carter Lemburg. Also surviving sister Irene Stoick; two brothers Norman (Betty) Hieb, and Larry (Darlene) Hieb; three sister-in-laws May Torevell, Mary (Gordon) Chalmers, and Joann (Ralph) Richter.
Preceding Millie in death are her parents, David and Ida Hieb, sister Leona Cromwell, and brother-in-laws Ralph Richter, Wilfred “Goo” Stoick, Ralph Forest, Glen Torevell, and Lawrence Cromwell, and a niece, Carol Richter.