Carl Frederick Richter, Jr.

October 18, 1942 - April 8, 2016

10/18/1942 - 04/08/2016

Past Services

Monday April 11, 2016
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - South Wheeling Chapel
3828 Jacob Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-232-5444 | Directions
Tuesday April 12, 2016
Greenwood Cemetery
1526 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0270 | Directions
Tuesday April 12, 2016
11:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - South Wheeling Chapel
3828 Jacob Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-232-5444 | Directions

Carl Frederick Richter, Jr., 73, of Benwood, passed away Friday, April 8, 2016, at his home.

Carl was born October 18, 1942, in Wheeling, a son of the late Carl F. Richter, Sr. and Betty Louise (Sorge) Richter. He was a self-employed mechanic and the former owner of Richter’s Auto Service, Wheeling. He also a former councilman for the City of Benwood; a member of the Bethlehem Alliance Church; and a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during the Vietnam War era.

In addition to his parents, Carl was preceded in death by a brother, Jackie Richter. He is survived by his three children, Carl F. (Michelle)Richter, III, Melissa Richter and Carla (Jeffrey) Stewart, all of Wheeling; four sisters, Linda (Jim) Cooper of Wheeling, June Ullom of Wheeling, Kathy Byard of Martins Ferry and Brenda “Goose” Richter of Wheeling; five grandchildren, Cody Pasden, Allison Stewart, Brendan Richter, Peyton Stewart and Ciara Stewart; and Carl’s beloved pets, Rocky and Jerk.

Friends will be received from 2-8 pm, Monday, at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, South Wheeling Chapel, 3828 Jacob Street, Wheeling, where funeral services will be held at 11 am, Tuesday, April 12, 2016, with the Pastor Harry Reineke officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling, with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Carl’s family, C/o, to assist with the many expenses during this difficult time. Condolences may be offered to the family online at

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Heather Delbert
4 years ago

Carl worked on my 1991 Mercedes Benz 300se during the 2000s. He was so trustworthy, honest, and hard-working. A very good man of high integrity. I reside in Las Vegas and was looking him up to look at my 18-year-old daughter’s car only to find out that he passed away a few years ago. I am sorry to hear of this loss to all who knew him—he was a light in this world and they don’t make them like that anymore.❤️

Sabrina and Jeremey Gramlich
7 years ago

Thoughts and prayers are with all of you

Noel and Dorothy Vossen
7 years ago

Deepest condolences to the Richter Family. Carl was a kind man, so sorry for your loss.

John and Debbie Pollard
7 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. I remember Carl for his kindness and pleasant spirit. Thinking of you, John and Debbie (Orum) Pollard (Colorado Springs, CO)

Donna Herzog
7 years ago

My prayers and thoughts are with the family. I met Carl through my late husband, Fred Herzog. Carl was a wonderful person who cared about his friends. God bless you all. Donna Herzog

Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard
7 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time

May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Carl Frederick Richter, Jr., give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of…..

US Navy Veteran, Carl Frederick Richter, Jr., “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Walt and Arlene Kettler
7 years ago

Carl was a hard working and caring cousin, he will surely be missed! You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending our love and condolences, Walt, Arlene and Erika

Kevin Fleming
7 years ago

Carl was a hard working great man! Condolences to the entire family I am sure he will be sadly missed. RIP Mr. Richter

Connie Lilley-Burkle
7 years ago

So sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Lois and Rob Taylor
7 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all