Richard Eugene Mustonen

April 10, 1943 –December 19, 2021

Richard Mustonen passed away peacefully at his home on December 19, 2021 with his loving wife, Cathy and sister in-law Laurie by his side.

Richard was born in Brainerd, MN to Rudolph and Irma Mustonen. He was raised on a farm with his four siblings and graduated from Brainerd high school in 1961. He moved to the West Coast in his twenties and was drafted and proudly served in the US Army First Calvary Combat Infantry in the Vietnam War. His decorations include a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart, and Army Commendation with Valor. After his honorable discharge he attended St Cloud State University and graduated in 3 years. He then moved to Oregon and began his 40 year Banking career.

Throughout his life, Richard enjoyed traveling with his wife-specially to the villa in Italy and many trips to Finland, fishing, and avidly supporting Oregon State Athletics. He was an Early Bird for 30+ years at the Multnomah Athletic Club where he enjoyed exercising followed by a sauna-being true to his Finnish heritage.

Richard was preceded in death by his sister, Joyce (Erickson), her husband John; and brother, Roger, his wife Nancy; and his parents. He is survived by his wife of 40 years Cathy; sister, Marilyn (Gerald) Coleman; brother, Dean (Alta)nee Hillman; daughters, Kimberly Larson (Kevin) and Sara; granddaughter Madison Pitsenbarger, in-laws Jack Schiffer, Laurie Schiffer, John Schiffer and Tyler and Alex Wolfe.

A grave side service with full military honors will be held at Willamette National Cemetery on January 14, 2022 at 1:30 pm. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to support OSU Athletics at

Hillside Chapel, Oregon City, OR. 97045, 1306 Seventh Street, 503-880-8104 is assisting with arrangements.