May They Rest in Peace: Sr. Pauline Richter, OP

Sr. Pauline Richter, OP, formerly known as Sister Rose Angeline, died on Monday, May 18, 2020, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 86 years of age and in the 66th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.

Sister Pauline was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to Otto and Mary (Hauschel) RichterShe graduated from St. Mary High School in Albuquerque, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian and was also licensed as a physical therapist by the Pima Medical Institute in Albuquerque.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered in St. Catherine Chapel in Adrian on Friday, May 22, 2020.
Sr. Pauline Richter, OP

Sister spent 18½ years ministering in elementary and secondary education in Wilmette, Chicago, Harvey and Hometown, Illinois; and Detroit, Iron River, Anchorville and Utica, Michigan. This includes one year at Regina Dominican High School in Wilmette, and one year at Aquinas Dominican High School in Chicago, both institutions of the Congregation. She also was a physical therapist for the Dominican Life Center in Adrian for over nine years, and in nursing and dietary services for over 14 years in Albuquerque. Sister became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in Adrian in 2013.

Sister Pauline was preceded in death by her parents and her step-father, Anthony Richter, and a sister, Nadine Stroud. She is survived by sisters Maxine Garcia and Norma Stoll of Albuquerque and half-sisters Georgia Kincaid of Albuquerque, Mary Antonette Kropog (Nicholas) of Rock Hill, South Carolina, and Sheryl Warden of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, loving nieces and nephews and her Adrian Dominican Sisters. 

Due to COVID-19 mitigation protocols, the Dominican Life Center is closed until further notice to all guests or visitors. All are welcome to participate in Sister’s wake and funeral via live stream at http://www.adriandominicans.org/LiveStream.aspx 

The Vigil Prayer was held on Thursday, May 21, 2020, in St. Catherine Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered in St. Catherine Chapel on Friday, May 22, 2020. Burial will be in the Congregation cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, Michigan, 49221.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.

Sister ministered in Michigan for over 18 years:

  • St. Edward, Detroit (1953-1953): Elementary Teacher
  • St. Gabriel, Detroit (1954-1957): Elementary Teacher
  • St. Agnes, Iron River (1960-1964): Elementary Teacher
  • Maria Hall (ADS Congregation), Adrian (1971-1973): Therapist
  • Immaculate Conception, Anchorville (1982-1984): Elementary Teacher
  • St. Lawrence, Utica (1984-1985): Staff

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