Russell Wayne Richter Sr.

Russell Wayne Richter Sr. of El Campo died Sept. 18, 2021 at the age of 54 from complications of congestive heart failure. He was born Nov. 4, 1966 in Houston to A.J. and Claire Pfeffer Richter. He graduated from El Campo High School in 1985 and had attended both Wharton Junior College and Southwest Texas State University. Russell loved farming, fishing and hunting and enjoyed many years working as a hunting guide along with his Lab, Polo.

He is survived by his father, A.J. Richter; wife, Lisa Kay Budaus Richter; son, Russell Richter Jr. and brother, Lance Richter, all of El Campo; niece, Kirsten Richter Gonzalez and husband John and their children Luke and Olivia Gonzalez, of Galveston.

Russell was preceded in death by his mother, Claire Pfeffer Richter.

Visitation to celebrate and share memories of Russell’s life will be 4 - 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 at Triska Funeral Home. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations are requested for El Campo SPOT, El Campo Volunteer Fire Department or to the donor’s choice.

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Arrangements are under the direction of Triska Funeral Home, El Campo.

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