George Brownell Richter, 86, of Grand Rapids, Minn., formerly of St. Paul, died June 10 in Grand Rapids. He taught engineering at the University of Minnesota and University of St. Thomas. George also taught at Mechanical Arts, which became St. Paul Technical College, where he directed the Adult Technical Education Division.

Preceding him in death were his brother, Ray; sister, Marjorie; daughters, infant Mary Catherine and Elisabeth Gibson; great-granddaughter, Danielle Gibson; and his first wife, Patricia Grain Richter.

George is survived by his wife, Twila Ryhti, and her three children, Katrina Erickson, Robb-Lee Lussier and Kyria Tarnowski and their nine children. He is also survived by his children, Mark, Mari Baker, Joseph, Melodie Anderson and Mike Gibson; 22 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian

Burial was celebrated June 14 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grand Rapids, Minn. A second Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated June 24 at the Church of the Holy Childhood.

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