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Richard C. Pingel

February 27, 1937 - May 15, 2020


Richard Charles Pingel, 83, of Mills River, NC, and formerly of Milwaukee, WI, died after an extended illness on Friday evening, May 15, 2020 at the Elizabeth House in Hendersonville, NC.

Mr. Pingel was born on Saturday, February 27, 1937 in Milwaukee, WI, to the late Richard and Gladys (Peterson) Pingel.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his three loving children; Charles R. Pingel of Milwaukee, WI, Jill E. Mickelson and her husband, Kenny of New Berlin, WI, and Susan J. Struck and her husband, Randy of Sullivan, WI. He is also survived by his five grandchildren: Matthew E. Pingel, Leah E. Pingel, Sydney D. Pingel, Melissa J. Schweda and Kristopher C. Schweda and two great-grandchildren, Julian and Evan. He will also be missed by his former wife, Judith K. Pingel.

At the family’s request there will be a private family gathering to celebrate Mr. Pingel’s life at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be offered on behalf of Mr. Pingel to the Elizabeth House, 581 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC, 28731 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Richard will be forever missed by his loving children, family and many close friends.

Arrangements are in the care of Shuler Funeral Home of Hendersonville, NC, 828.693.5220. Online condolences may be shared at

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