AKKERMAN INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
William Gene Richert, of Mora, passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at his home . He was 86 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Mora with Rev. Anthony Cloose officiating.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held 1 hour prior to the service at the church.
William “Bill” Gene Richert of Mora was called home to be with Jesus, on March 4, 2020, at his home in Mora. Bill was 86 years old.
Bill was born in Elgin, Illinois on October 3, 1933. His family moved to MN in 1947. He graduated from North Branch High School in 1953. Bill served in the Army in Germany from 1954 to 1956.
Bill was united in marriage to Bonnie Nordahl in 1956, after marriage they moved to Albert Lea, MN. Bill and Bonnie were blessed with four wonderful boys.
Bill was employed by the Albert Lea fire department, Allied Van moving company and built many homes in the Albert Lea area. They even named a street after him, Gene Avenue. He built all five of their own homes. The family moved to the North Branch area in 1966 and Bill worked at Spencer Kellogg in Minneapolis for many years, before moving to Mora where he farmed and worked at Amoco. After retirement he worked for the Mora Post Office for 10 years.
His greatest joy was serving his church in anyway needed. He loved the Lord and his church dearly.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents A.C. and Ester Richert; sons, Michael, David and James; sisters, Geri and Arlene; brothers, Armond, Gordon and Dennis.
Bill is survived by his wife Bonnie, the love of his life; son Jeff of Mora; sister Jan of Arizona; six grandchildren; many great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and so many dear friends. Bill will be greatly missed.