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Richard J. Muschinske

Birth Date: August 20, 1928
Death Date: November 7, 2018

Richard J. “Dick” Muschinske, age 90, of Tulsa, died November 7, 2018.  He was born August 20, 1928 in Oshkosh WI, the son of Paul and Lydia (Wendt) Muschinske.  On February 14, 1953 he married Rosemary (Connie) Drakos in Milwaukee WI.  Dick was a quiet man who liked to travel and dance the ballroom dances with his wife.  While he was growing up, he played the violin with an orchestra in and near Oshkosh.  After serving for four years in the US Army/Air Force, he worked with Badger Meter Inc. as a design draftsman for 28 years, six years in Milwaukee and the remainder in Tulsa, retiring in 1993.  Then he worked part-time as a driver for Avis-Budget Group from 1999 till 2011.  He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Connie; children: Debra (Doug Richardson) and Kevin (Janet Gray);  grandchildren: Nathan and William (Billy) Muschinske, and Delaney Richardson.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a step-brother, Melvin, and a sister, Ruth.  Funeral services for Dick will be held at 2pm on November 9, 2018 at Floral Haven “Rose Chapel” 6500 S. 129th E. Ave., Broken Arrow, OK.  Family and friends are invited to attend a time of visiting and sharing of memories at the Rose Chapel on November 9, 2018 from 1PM until the time of service.  Interment will be in Floral Haven Veterans’ Field of Honor Phase II  Area.   Condolences may be given online at www.floralhaven.com…Flowers,etc. are available at Floral Haven Funeral Home or by web order.   Floral Haven Funeral Home 918-252-2518.

Chapel Service
November 9, 2018
2:00 pm
Rose Chapel
Floral Haven Funeral Home 6500 Broken Arrow OK, 74012
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  1. You’ll be missed by many!

    Written by: Athena (Drakos) Boos

    Uncle Dick, They say people who love sweets have a sweeter disposition. I know it’s true because of you! You’ve always been so kind & gentle. I will miss your jokes. I will miss seeing you enjoy your chocolate desserts. I will miss listening to you talk proudly about Nathan, Billy & Delaney. I will miss celebrating your birthday & getting as many free Birthday desserts as we can! I will mIss your smile. I will miss teasing you about your promptness. Your true love & commitment to Aunt Connie will forever inspire me. I love you. Please say hi to Grandma & Grandpa Drakos.
    Until we all meet again, Athena

  2. Uncle Rich’s example of a moral, ethical life is highlighted by the warmth of his smile and kind welcoming manner. He inspired me by showing me his personal interests and hobbies. Family get togethers at a lake often included a lesson in how to float rather than sink. If you ever received one of his “trip tickets” with exacting details and pin point accuracy you knew the care and precision that would get you to your destination safely and on time.
    Thank you Uncle Rich for seeding excellence and care into my life.

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