Richard “Dick” McQuisten

Richard (Dick) McQuisten (81) of Laramie, Wyoming, passed away on September 6, 2017 in Laramie, Wyoming. He is survived by his wife Patricia Joyce (Herstein), daughter Michelle Sullivan, her husband Shawn and grandsons Thomas and Jacob Sullivan. He was preceded in death by a son Michael Boyd McQuisten, daughter Penny Jo McQuisten, brother Jack McQuisten and sister Shirley Stalnaker.

Richard attended school in Wheatland and graduated from the University of Wyoming (civil engineering) in 1967 after a stint in the Army. He retired from the Department of Energy in Laramie in 1995 after a long career in the Civil Service including the BLM and Federal Highway Administration. Retirement provided time for his passion of ultimate precision benchrest shooting including significant time at the Laramie Rifle Range along with improving the accuracy of rifles and pistols around Laramie. He also loved to hunt the Wyoming mountains. Over the last 30 years, he directed some of his energies toward compiling and publishing a family history (genealogy).

He requested his remains be cremated and Memorial services to be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 10th at Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home with military honors by the Wyoming National Guard and the Laramie Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions can be made to Emmaeus Road Community Church.

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Condolences (4)

  • Kate Lucero

    We're so sorry. Dick was such a sweet and caring man, and we will cherish the memories of happy times with the McQuistens and the Sullivan's at Pat and Dick's house. Praying for your family, and feeling grateful that we were given the opportunity to get to know Dick a little bit. He was easy to love and will be impossible to forget. Love, Kate and Andrew, Brenna, Connor, and Cailin

  • Melody Sweatman

    Uncle Dick was such a wonderful uncle! We remember going fishing with him, playing cards, his work in geneaology, and how great a sharp-shooter he was. But mostly we'll remember his great hugs! What a wonderful life to celebrate! Reid and Melody Sweatman

  • Angie Kernan

    So sorry for you loss. We had fun visiting with Dick . Remember the goo times.

  • David Sheesley

    Pat and Family, Know that We will miss Dick, Know that you all are in our prayers, and Know that we celebrate his life. Love Betty and David