June 25, 1951 - December 11, 2015


A Memorial Service will be held at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, December 16 at the Daniel Funeral Home Chapel in St. Cloud for Richard C. Nistler, 64, of St. Cloud. Richard died December 11, 2015, at his home with his family at his side, after a 3 month battle with pancreatic cancer. Burial will be at a later date at Holy Cross Catholic Church parish cemetery in Pearl Lake. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM - 12:00 noon on Wednesday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud.

Richard Charles Nistler was born on June 25, 1951 in St. Cloud to Jerome and Catherine (Smith) Nistler. He attended Holy Cross Catholic School for 8 years before graduating from Kimball High School in 1969. He then attended the University of Minnesota-Crookston and later graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. He married Margaret Braegelmann in Richmond on June 8, 1974. Richard was an entrepreneur operating apartment buildings, some of which he built. He took great pride in maintaining those facilities throughout his life. He also worked at the Sartell/Verso paper mill for 32 years. In his free time he enjoyed driving his Can-Am Spyder, attending music concerts, and baseball games. Richard grew up on the family farm near Pearl Lake, which he bought after the death of his parents and proudly kept in the family.

Richard is survived by: his wife Marge; daughters Sara of St. Cloud, Kati (Calvin) Weber of Sauk Rapids; brothers and sisters, Deb (John) Scheibel of Brooklyn Center, Michael of St. Joseph, Kevin of Pearl Lake, Dave of St. Cloud, Michele (Paul) Wolter of St. Cloud; 13 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers; please consider donating to the Salvation Army red kettle during this Christmas season.