Earl W. Richter age 87, a resident of Madison Heights, Michigan for 55 years, passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2013. Earl was born July 14, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan. Beloved husband of Marie, dear father of Kathleen Waite, Marlene (Lee) Wiley, Kenneth (Marie) Richter, Janet (Dan) Garza and the late Christine Richter. Loving grandfather of Sarah, Ann Marie, Douglas, Megan, Bryan, Erik, Brandan, Andrew, Kayla, Elena and Hanna. Great grandfather of Alexander and Alice, Earl bowled for 66 years in the City Lutheran Bowling League, and is a veteran of the Air Force WW 11. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Edward Swanson & Son Funeral Home 30351 Dequindre Madison Heights, Michigan. Instate Wednesday, August 21, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. until time of funeral service 11:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church 30003 Ryan Road. Warren, Michigan 48092.