Bev Richter, 90

Beverly Ann “Bev” (Thorsen) Richter, age 90, of New Prague, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 31, 2020 at Mala Strana Rehabilitation Center and Assisted Living.

Bev was born on September 19, 1929 in Minneapolis, MN to Carl and Esther (Truhn) Thorsen. Bev’s life was filled with love and laughter shared by family and life-long friends. Bev graduated from New Prague High School in 1947. She was an accomplished archer and loved bowling on a league team. She married her sweetheart, Jacob John “Jack” Richter, on May 1, 1949. Jack was a Chiropractor, and they built a business and home in New Prague, raising two daughters, Debra and Dawne.

Bev had a passion for gardening, and was famous for her beautiful roses and flowers. She was a talented baker, and everyone loved her delicious pies. Jack and Bev were avid travelers. They liked road tripping, and Bev loved to spend time in the sun. They frequently traveled to Mexico, Florida, Las Vegas, Branson, and Biloxi, but they spent nearly every weekend enjoying their lake cabin in northern MN. Jack and Bev were also known for their love of Bingo, which turned into a life-long hobby for Bev, as it continued to be her favorite activity at Mala Strana Rehabilitation Center and Assisted Living. She was known for her feisty sense of humor, infectious laugh, and loving nature.

Bev was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Richter; her parents, Carl and Esther (Truhn) Thorsen; and siblings, Lloyd Thorsen, Carl “Shorty” Thorsen, and Lois (Thorsen) Hoppe. She is survived by her two children, Debra (Scott) Duffney of Shakopee, MN and Dawne (George) Neu of West Fargo, ND; her brother, Al (Donna) Thorsen; her sister, Jackie (Milo) Uecker; 8 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.

To ensure the health and safety of family and friends, no services will be held during this challenging time. Please hold your wonderful memories of Bev in your hearts.

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