Richard “Dick” Stelter


Richard StelterRichard “Dick” Otto Stelter, age 73 of Tracy, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at Our House Hospice of Murray County in Slayton.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Tracy Lutheran Church in Tracy.  Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 pm Monday, June 10, 2019 at the Tracy Area Funeral Home.  Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at church on Tuesday.  Private family interment will be held at a later date.  Stephens Funeral Service – Tracy Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Richard Otto Stelter was born January 23, 1946 to Elmer and Louise (Otto) Stelter in Tracy, MN. He was baptized and confirmed at Tracy Lutheran Church. Richard graduated from Tracy High School and attended college at the University of North Texas. He was united in marriage to Dorothy McNab on February 2, 1982 in Dallas, TX. Shortly after marriage, they moved back to Tracy where he was involved in real estate. Together, they owned the laundromat in town. Richard also spent his time being a treasurer at the Tracy Lutheran Church and at the Lyon County Economic Development Group. Richard had a passion for music and was the organist at church for many years. His favorite type of music was jazz. Richard enjoyed being a part of the Tracy Community Band and directing the choir at church. He especially loved spending time with his family and friends.

Richard is survived by his wife of 37 years, Dorothy Stelter; daughter Sabrina Stelter of Dallas, TX; son Bradley (girlfriend Kimberly Timlin) Stelter of Tracy; grandchildren Oliver Stelter, Jasmine and Kallin York; sister Phyllis (Berle) Richman; brother Robert (Novia) Stelter; nieces Michelle (Mark) Lee, Debbie, and Amy Richman; nephew Michael Stelter; grandniece Myca Lee; grandnephew Joshua Lee; cousin Arnold (Ramona) Stelter; and many other family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, nephew Jeffery Stelter, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.


  1. Phyllis Richman says

    It is hard to find words, many memories of Dick. He was kind, generous, and a good husband and father. He fought a courageous fight against the cancer that eventually took his life. I always referred to him as “my baby brother” which he was and he called me his “big sister”. The sadness that I feel today will be replaced with memories that are mine to cherish forever.

    Phyllis (Stelter) Richman

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