Helga Richter

Helga Richter

May 17, 1930 - August 29, 2015

Helga Richter

May 17, 1930 - August 29, 2015


Helga Richter of Oceanside, CA died on August 29, 2015 She was born in Germany on May 17, 1930 to Emil & Meta Klingenberg.

Helga is survived by her son, Hannes Richter, and daughter, Susan Sterk; her sister, Elsa Lamprecht; 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Herbert Richter, in 1976.

She spent over 20 years in public healthcare as an LVN.

There will be a graveside service on Friday, September 4, 2015 at 10:00am at Green Acres Memorial Park, 11715 Cedar Avenue, Bloomington, CA 92316.

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3 responses to Helga Richter

  1. Susan Sterk says:

    I can only imagine what it will be like when I walk by Your side
    I can only imagine what my eyes will see when Your face is before me.
    Surrounded by Your glory, what will my heart feel? Will I dance for You Jesus
    or in awe of You be still. Will I stand in Your presence or to my knees will I fall?
    Will I sing hallelujah, will I be able to speak at all? I can only imagine….

    Be at peace mom. I love you and miss you – see you on the other side.

    Love, Susan

  2. Tara Sterk says:

    My grandma Helga Richter was a very caring person. She loved to spoil her grandchildren. At times she could be exasperatingly passive-aggressive and stubborn, as anyone who has spent any time with her already knows, but underneath it all she genuinely loved her family and tried to do right by them.

    I will always remember our numerous trips to IHOP, where she would order Swedish crepes and a diet coke, and give me half her bacon. I remember that her favorite character in Star Wars was Yoda, though she always reminded me of C-3PO. She also loved Julie Andrews in the Sound of Music, which was one of her favorite movies.

    I consider myself lucky to have many memories of our times at Disneyland. In my early 20s we both had annual passes and went there often. She was generous and patient with me, and I appreciate it more than I can say.

    She will be missed.

  3. Growing up with my sister Helga was fun. We played together, always wore matching dresses, attended school, took bike rides, used row boats on the river, went to church, and enjoyed our much older siblings and loving parents. When we were mad at each other, we even found that funny and couldn’t help but laugh! We also went through hardships together as refugees in 1945.
    During the following 16 years of separation, caused by Helga’s immigration to the US with her husband and their baby daughter, our bonds remained strong by staying in touch through weekly mail and pictures. After my family and I arrived in America, the fun continued with daily calls, visits, parties and family vacations.
    I will never forget Helga’s faithfulness during my 5-weeks hospitalization, when she visited me EVERY day in spite of having to take care of her family. The last 15 years when we lived in the same town we continued having close contact with daily calls and visits. I miss you very much, Helga, but I am comforted knowing that you have peace and are in the presence of our Lord. Helga, I will see you again!
    With all my Love, your sister Elsa

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