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Benjamin  M. Richert
  • In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.

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“Dear Debbie, I am sorry for ur loss. -Raven Dear Uncle Ben, If you happen to get this message i just want you to know that i wish we were a little...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Raven Richert - Moundridge, KS

“We had a lot of fun together back out on the farm when we were little guys. Sorry to here of his passing. ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Cal Unruh - Glendive, MT

“I remember our families getting together and having great times. My sympathies to the family. Dave, ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: David Blackman - Ocala, FL

“I am so sorry for your loss... Ben was a great guy .. praying for god to give you strength to get through this very tough time ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Yolanda Garcia

“My sympathies to the family, so sorry for your loss. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Darlene Roberts - Augusta, KS

“Dear Debbie, Keith, Kyle & Richert family- With a heavy heart I am sending deepest sympathy to you and your family for this unthinkable loss. There...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Colene Lovin-Snyder - Ogden, KS

“I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Ben...I remember as a kid everyone calling him Big Ben, he was a gentle giant! I had Keith in middle school...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Jo Unruh - Galva, KS - friend

“We are so sorry for your family's loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. Ben was a very good kind man. God Bless. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Carlson Family - McPherson, KS


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Benjamin McClellan Richert, 54, of McPherson, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at his home in McPherson. Ben worked as a welder at The Bradbury Co. for 27 years and was well liked by his co-workers.

He was born on May 1, 1959, in Glendive, Montana to Raymond T. and Ruby J. (Janzen) Richert. On October 14, 1982, Ben was united in marriage to Debra A. Willoughby in Miami, Oklahoma and made their home in McPherson.

Ben enjoyed riding motorcycles and coaching his sons in their sports during their school years. He also liked helping people and showed this by doing special projects for them. He was very fond of the holidays and enjoyed the family get-togethers.

The most important thing in Ben's life was spending time with family. He will be missed very much, especially by his grandchildren whom he loved very much. He was very fond of his pets, Shadow, Roxy, and Lucky.

Survivors include: his loving wife, Debra A. Richert of the home; his sons, Keith Richert and Kyle Richert of McPherson, KS; six grandchildren, Kiya Richert, Lil Kyle Richert, Keira Richert, Kendra Mikkelson, Adison Henry, and Shaelyn Fields; mother, Ruby (Henry) Neufeldt of McPherson, KS; three brothers, Quentin (Rhonda) Richert of McPherson, KS, Larry (Janet) Richert of Moundridge, KS, and Roland Richert of Moundridge, KS; and many nephews and a niece.

Ben was preceded in death by his father.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Hopefield Mennonite Church Cemetery, Moundridge. Visitation will be held from 3:00 to 7:30 PM, Tuesday, May 7, at Stockham Family Funeral Home with family receiving friends from 5:00 to 7:30 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.