Frank Richter was born in Oroville, Washington, on January 25, 1935, to Frank and Ina Richter.
He was brought to Canada at the age of six days to Causton, British Columbia, where he was raised on his parents’ ranch.
He went to school in Keremeos, then on to Olds College in Alberta. He worked for B.C. Tel as a lineman, then he joined the Fish and Wildlife branch in 1956, becoming a Game Warden and a Predator Hunter.
Frank went to the Police Academy for enforcement training, and BCIT for extra training; he was dedicated to his work, and retired in 1992 in Clearwater. He had spent 36 years of doing what he loved.
After he retired he went to work hauling trees for the forestry, then he took his mules and herded cattle in the mountains every summer with his grandchildren.
Frank loved to take his boys to the high school rodeos so they could participate in the events, and he helped many others along the way.
Frank and his wife spent many hours herding cows in the Deadman Creek area. They also spent many hours fishing and camping, and traveling through Canada and the USA.
He was predeceased by his parents Frank and Ina Richter and sons, Mickell and Gregory.
Frank leaves to mourn, his wife of 53 years, Wanda, three sons, Allan, Tim (Kelly) and Frank (Patricia) in Alberta and three daughters Brenda, Virginia, and Bonnie in British Columbia. Two brothers, Robert (Gloria) in Toronto and Jim in Victoria. Many grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends.
Frank will be cremated. At his request, no service will be held for Frank. Condolences can be sent to North Thompson Funeral Services at www.NorthThompsonFuneral.com, or donations in Frank’s name to Dr. Helmcken Hospital, Clearwater, B.C.