He was born Oct. 20, 1931 at rural Gresham to Carl and Lola (Walford) Richter. He served in the US Army from 1953-1955 and was stationed in Germany. Following his discharge he was united in marriage to Shirley Kohtz on Nov. 25, 1955 at Thayer. Art was a longtime Gresham area farmer and had previously worked in the ordinance plant in Hastings. He was a member of the NRA, Isaac Walton League, York Gun Club and the Gresham American Legion. He enjoyed trap shooting, watching old western movies and taking road trips around the countryside.
Art is survived by his wife, Shirley of Gresham; four children, Annette (Bob) Gloystein of Exeter, Terry (Lori) Richter of Gresham, Barb (Doug) Nienhueser of York and Judy (Tom) Luettel of Gresham. Grandchildren include, Ashley (Ryan) Gloystein-Klatt of Norman, Okla., Kendall Gloystein of San Antonio, Texas, Whitney Gloystein and friend Chris Allison of Lincoln, Tanner (Kim) Gloystein of Exeter, Jenna (Adam) Nasif of Hickman, Eric (Melissa) Richter of Loveland, Colo., Abby (Mike) Fruhwirth of Grand Island, Ben (Jen) Nienhueser of Waverly, Nick (Ashley) Nienhueser of York, Dane (Heather) Nienhueser of York, Meghan (Dave) Gerken of York, Shelby Luettel and fiancé Marko Nikolic of Lincoln, Colton Luettel and Conner Luettel both of Gresham.
Also surviving are great-grandchildren, Joanna and Zoey Papke, Kyler Klatt, Parker Gloystein, Tinlee Richter and baby girl Nasif on the way, Codey, Leigha and Micah Nienhueser, Paige, James and baby girl Nienhueser on the way, Keegan and Cole Nienhueser and Izzabella Gerken.
Art is also survived by his brother, Fred (Jan) Richter of Shelby; sister, Joyce Hackler of York and sister-in-law, Lois Richter of Lincoln.
Preceding Art in death were his parents; infant sister, Phyllis and brothers, Robert and Don.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22, 2016 at the Metz Chapel in York. Interment with military honors will be in the Blue Ridge Cemetery north of Gresham. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation or the donor’s choice. Visitation will be from 1-9 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary with the family greeting friends that evening from 6:30 – 8 p.m.