In memory of
On Wednesday, January 13, 2021, attended by his wife, Nancy, and son, Rich, Richard Carl Mishler died peacefully at home after a long battle with multiple myeloma and heart disease. He is preceded in death by his father Bruce Frank Mishler, and mother Eleanore Josephine (nee Anderson) Mishler. Richard was a man of many skills and could do anything to which he set his mind. He spent many happy weekends restoring his 38 ft. Drake cabin cruiser. He was an avid Harley rider and went on many rides including several trips to Sturgis. After retiring, he toured all lower 48 states on his Harley Road Glide. Richard rose to prominence as a competitive handgun and long gun marksmanship, winning 5 NRA gold rings and numerous trophies in NRA and international competitions. He held world records with perfect scores in handgun and rifle Silhouette competitions. Richard's determination and sportsmanship earned him the nickname "Bulldog" among his shooting buddies. During one event in Ohio, Richard had his first heart attack but refused to go to the hospital until after he finished shooting, ending with no less than a perfect score. Richard's dream job was being a mechanic at the Huntington Beach Fire Department, from which he retired. His family is grateful to the Huntington Beach Fire Department, Station 43, for saving his life on more than one occasion. After Richard's heart attack in Ohio, he later suffered another at home and was resuscitated by his co-workers who called him their Miracle Man for surviving three resuscitations. God bless them. Richard had a life well-lived. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 52 years, Nancy, son Richard, sisters Anne Collette (John), Linda Moss (Robert), Victoria Mc Guckin (Michael) and brother Gregory (Thomas), as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and many friends. A memorial will be held at a later date.
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