Richard Allen Mohler
Richard Allen Mohler, 84, of Puyallup, passed away on November 17, 2021. He is greatly missed by his family. Richard was born July 16, 1937, in Omaha, NE and was one of six children. His family lived in Nebraska and other states before settling in Washington. In his youth he was a Boy Scout and Richard graduated from Fife High School Class of 1955.
Richard served in the U.S. Army and was stationed overseas in the 3rd AVN Company 34d Infantry Division at Kitzingen Army Airfield near Frankfurt, Germany. He returned to Washington in 1963 after he served.
Richard met Sheila Simpson in Puyallup and they were married in August 1965. They were married 55 years and resided in Puyallup. Richard worked as an installer at Pacific Northwest Bell Telephone Co and later AT&T Lucent Technologies where he retired. He was a member of the Communications Workers of America CWA Union. He owned his own concrete construction business in his retirement years.
Richard is survived by his wife, Sheila Mohler; two daughters Sue Foster and Mary Sweet; one son Levi Mohler; son in law Bill Sweet; two granddaughters Autumn and Olivia; two grandsons Aidan and Arel; and brother E. William Mohler. He was preceded in death by his parents Elden Mohler and Helen Cozette Mohler Otoupal; brother Thomas Mohler; sisters Faye Whitman, Luthera Ferguson, and Carolyn Shelton.
Graveside military services and interment will be held at Tahoma National Cemetery on December 3, 2021. Celebration of Life will be held on December 20, 2021 3:00 – 5:00 pm at Faith Covenant Church 1915 Washington Street Sumner WA 98390.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Puyallup Food Bank, Habitat For Humanity or Faith Covenant Church.
Richard’s family would like to share some memories and thoughts and they are following.
Richard was a quiet, funny, helpful man who was always there for his family. He spent a large portion of his time with his grandchildren and their activities over the years including volleyball tournaments, football games, robotics team competitions and gymnastics meets. He enjoyed gardening, working on cars, tinkering with his lawn mower that always need to be fixed, cooking and helping out whenever needed.
Some of our best family memories involved living at the Simpson family Camano Island beach house in the summers, riding in our family boat at Camano Island, camping trips to our family property in Leavenworth WA, a family road trip to Nebraska to see his family and a family road trip to Disneyland.
Some of our other great memories with Richard are with extended family at various gatherings over the years. Camano Island weekends, Thanksgiving at the gun club with the Mohler family and Christmas Eve with the Mohler family. We have many stories of boating, eating, clay pigeon hunting all with Richard in them.
Richard’s legacy is: service, kindness, humor, hard working faith and family first. His legacy lives on with Sheila, their children and grandchildren. We miss him every day but are grateful for all the good memories. Richard always said “bye for now” and we’re holding on to that.