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Ronald Lee Richter

Ronald Lee Richter, 76, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri was born on April 24, 1946, to Ralph
Herbert Max Richter and Helen “Edna” (Hartman) Richter. He left this world on Wednesday,
July 20, 2022, at his home, surrounded by his family and friends.

When Ron was young, he developed a love of flying from his father. Ron graduated from
Harrisonville High School in 1964. Shortly after graduating he started working for Executive
Beechcraft. While employed there he become an airplane mechanic. After several years he
left Executive Beechcraft to start his own business as an airplane mechanic and made his
home on the family farm.

Ron had an entrepreneurial and adventurous spirit. During his lifetime he owned several
businesses, served as a deputy at the sheriff’s department and the ACS office. He was an
avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He took several trips to hunt antelope,
elk, and bear. He also took two trips to Lake Granada, MS to crappie fish.
He had a love for motorcycles and was a Shriner. He took several motorcycle trips to see
America. Ron had a creative mind and was always up for adventure. He was a great story and joke

Ron was a Christian. He gave his life to Christ as a young man but reconfirmed his life to
Jesus in 2017. He then joined and attended Heart of Life Church. He knew the importance of
knowing Jesus.

He was preceded in death by his parents and second wife Vicki. He is survived by his
daughter Lesa Dinges of Pleasant Hill, his son Rodney Richter of Pleasant Hill, four
stepdaughters Nicohle (Zach) Morales of Clinton, Missouri, Sara Thomas, Melissa (Dan)
Bednar of Harrisonville, and Melanie Church and husband Brian; numerous grandchildren, family, and friends.

The family of Ronald Lee “Ron” Richter will receive friends from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Thursday,
July 28, 2022 at the Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, Missouri. Funeral Service will be
held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 29, 2022 at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the
Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville, Missouri. (Note from the family, “Please dress cool and
comfortable as it is going to be hot. Let’s have Dad be the best dressed person there….”)

Contributions “In Memory of Ronald Lee Richter” may be made to Shriners Hospitals for
Children, envelopes are available at the funeral home or contributions may be made online

7 Messages

  • Cheri Hayes Ware Posted July 22, 2022 11:06 am

    Ronnie was a classmate and dear friend of mine. We held one of our class reunions on his farm in an airplane hangar building, if I remember correctly. Such fun we had. He will be remembered with love. Rest in Peace, Ronnie.

  • Roger and Sue Carter Posted July 22, 2022 1:10 pm

    Early in Roger’s Army career Ronnie flew his plane to let him parachute out. Fun times we remember!

  • Sandra L Hay Posted July 22, 2022 5:46 pm

    Dear Friend, you will sorely be missed. Now you can do all that you did before but in peace and comfort, especially with your friend and comrade, Jim Hammond. He is probably giving you a chewing out now and looking forward to giving you a hard time. Rest in peace Ron, you deserve it. I will always consider you a loving friend, see you on the next flight and canoe trip. Love You

  • Angela Barbarick Posted July 22, 2022 8:18 pm

    One of the best friends I have ever had. I will miss him and carry his spirit with me always. So many wonderful memories. Love you always, Ronnie

  • Vince Hammond Posted July 23, 2022 12:36 pm

    Ronnie was a life long friend of mine and my fathers. I spent several summers with Ron & Rodney at their farm , fishing, farming and riding in airplanes with him and Ralph. I remember Ron teaching me and Rod his knowledge of the whitetail woods when we were only 9yrs. old. We deer hunted at Ron’s farm in Warsaw for many years as kids stomping through the woods and never sitting still long enough to even see a deer. I miss those days and I’ll miss Ron forever!

  • Susan Helms Posted July 27, 2022 7:40 pm

    We thought the world of your Dad. Your Dad and Everett were two peas in a pod. So glad we got to take that trip down to Mt. View together. We had such a good time—prayers to all of the family.

  • Ross & Cheryl Strickland Posted August 1, 2022 1:20 pm

    Rodney and Lesa, so sorry for your loss. There is another empty place in the world and our hearts with your dad passing. I will always remember hanging out around the hanger while our dads did whatever they were up to together at the time. Even the times we were getting reprimanded for the things we had gotten into during the same time. Rodney if you need to get away, or just an ear to bend over the next couple of weeks please reach out.

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