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Obituary for Mark Anthony Richter
Mark Anthony Richter (Mobe to many) 67 of Adair passed away at his home on Friday, February 21, 2020. Visitation will be held from 5-7 P.M. on Tuesday, February 25th at the Johnson Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Stuart. Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 10 A.M. on Wednesday, February 26th at First Presbyterian Church in Adair. Luncheon will follow the service in the fellowship hall at the church. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Mark Richter Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be left at www.johnsonfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Mark (Mobe) was born on December 17, 1952 to Claire and Phyllis (O’Brien) Richter in Atlantic, Iowa. He grew up in Adair and graduated from Adair-Casey High School with the class of 1971. While in high school he excelled at football and was named team captain and homecoming king his senior year. Following graduation he attended Iowa Lakes Community College majoring in Ag Mechanics. He worked in a number of fields during his life including; ag mechanic, farmer, real estate agent, and owner of a construction company.
Mark was united in marriage to Cindy Young on August 17, 1974. To this union three boys were born: Tony, Joe and Chris. Cindy passed away on June 7, 2015. Mark later married Ruth Sullins on November 3, 2019. The couple made their home in Adair.
Mark was a jack of all trades and a master of them all. Mark took life in stride, no matter what was presented to him. There wasn’t a person he wouldn’t help, in fact there isn’t a person who knew him who he didn’t probably help at some point. From fixing equipment, vehicles, or something with their house; Mobe was there and usually without accepting compensation. He was a completely selfless man who was overflowing with integrity. When Cindy would tell their sons to "be the better man” she was telling them to be Mobe.
He was preceded in death by his father, Claire and wife, Cindy.
Mark leaves behind his wife, Ruth of Adair; sons: Tony (Megan) of Adair, Joe (Amy) of Waukee, Chris (Amanda) of Cambridge; grandchildren: Tate, Gracie, Brylee, Kydie, Jake, Josh, Maya, Hattie, Audrie, Jax, Eden, Brady, Taylor, Cayden, Austin, Claire and Jane; mother, Phyllis of Adair; brothers: Dave (Abby) of Adair, Rick (Lynn) of Casey, Terry (Bev) of Carroll; step-children, James Donnellan, Jeremy Donnellan and Jennifer (Bryan) Healey; and a host of extended family and friends that will miss him dearly.