Alan Scott Richter

Born: Fri., Jun. 7, 1963
Died: Wed., May 17, 2017


2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sun., May 21, 2017
Location: Shirley & Stout
Lincoln Road Chapel

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Mon., May 22, 2017
Location: St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church

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Alan Scott Richter, 53, Kokomo, passed away at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at his home. He was born June 7, 1963 in South Bend, IN to William and Joy (Bolen) Richter. On March 25, 1995 he married Lisa Hillis who survives.

A 1981 Taylor High School graduate, Alan went on to attend Ball State.  He was employed with Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Kokomo for more than 20 years. Alan was a life member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church and enjoyed reading and bike riding. He will be remembered for his unique sense of humor and positive demeanor. A gentle soul, Alan was a friend to all and influenced many with his patience and calm acceptance of all that came his way. Most of all, he was a loving husband, father, brother, and an excellent example to his children.

He is survived by his wife, Lisa Richter; son, Brother Eliseus of the Mother of God “Joseph” Richter; daughter, Emily Marie Richter; brother, William (Dianna) Richter Jr; sister, Andrea (Tom) Abney; brother-in-law, Gregg (Jann) Hillis; sister-in-law, Marianne Alexander; as well as many loved aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William “Bill” and Joy Richter and his father and mother-in-law, Donald and Lois Hillis.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Pfeifer, Southern Care Hospice, especially Renae, Terri, Nicole, and Rita, as well as special friend, Terrie Phillips, for the loving care.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 22, 2017 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 3155 South County Rd 200 West, Kokomo, with Rev. Fr. Matthew Arbuckle the celebrant. Burial will follow in Albright Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Sunday at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, Lincoln Road Chapel, 1315 West Lincoln Road where the Rosary will be recited at 5:30 p.m.  Memorial contributions may be made to Carmel of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  Messages of condolence maybe left at

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Geoffrey Salbert
   Posted Thu May 18, 2017
Dear Lisa,

My heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beloved Alan. Sending many prayers and hugs your way.


Michelle Sallee Dolak
   Posted Thu May 18, 2017
I'm so sorry to hear of Alan's passing, and am praying for his family and friends. We were in school together at Taylor for all of our junior high and high school years. As our last names were nearly consecutive, Alan's locker was within 2 or 3 of mine for 6yrs, and he was in my first year Spanish class. He was a really terrific kid; I'm sorry I wasn't able to tell him so in person, as grown-ups. I was so disappointed he wasn't well enough to attend our 35th class reunion last September; he was greatly missed. I'm sure his family will miss his warm smile and kind spirit; the world needs more souls like his. God bless.

The Schmitts
   Posted Fri May 19, 2017
Our deepest Sympathies Lisa, many Prayers and Much Love for You and Your Family.
The Schmitt Family

Carmelite Monks
   Posted Fri May 19, 2017
Praised be Jesus Christ! Alan was a dear friend of our monastery and incredible father to Br. Eliseus. We remember how encouraging he was to brother in his vocation to be a monk, even though it was a sacrifice for Alan for brother to be so far away. He wanted brother to be happy. This he repeated on his death bed, that he had much peace seeing his children happy and pursuing what they love. That's a true father. We also remember with what serenity and joy he accepted all from Christ and bore his Cross. Never did he complain. But he always had a joke for everything, and we still repeat them all! We are very grateful to have his son in our monastery, and he carries on his father's sense of humor. We send our condolences to Lisa and Emily and all family and friends. You are all in our prayers. God bless!

Mark Hayes
   Posted Fri May 19, 2017
Shocked at learning of Allen's passing at such a young age. My sympathies go out to his wife and children as well as his brother William (Bill). Both of these two young men are fine persons. I am so sorry for your loss.

Janise Parks zapanta
   Posted Sun May 21, 2017
Lisa My love goes out to you and your children. And all the family and friends that will miss him. I have so many loving memories of us as children playing with Cyn. It's hard to believe we are grown up with kids of our own and and facing our realities of time. How fast it is the older we are. Kisses and hugs to you my dear friend.