Retired Army Col. Francis A. Richter, who was a financial manager for an investment advisory firm, died Friday after an apparent heart attack in Somerville, Mass., while on a business trip.
A mass of Christian burial for Colonel Richter, who was 66 and lived in Kingsville, was being offered today at St. Stephen's Roman Catholic Church in Bradshaw.
He had worked for the Burney Co. of Falls Church, Va., since retiring from the Army in 1976.
A native of Grosse Pointe Park, Mich., he enlisted in the Marine Corps during World War II but won an appointment to West Point, graduating in 1946. He saw combat in Korea and Vietnam, and his decorations included the Bronze Star and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm.