Richard Roland Bistrican

March 15, 1934 - February 9, 2019


Richard Roland Bistrican, age 84, of Mena, Arkansas died Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the St. Vincent Hospital in Hot Springs. He was born on Thursday, March 15, 1934 to Joseph Martin and Mary Petak Bistrican in East Chicago, Illinois.

Richard was of the Catholic faith and a member of the St. Agnes Catholic Church in Mena. He served proudly in the United States Army. Richard liked to watch television mysteries and his favorite team, Notre Dame, play football. His family filled him with joy and was always the most important people in his life. Richard was a loving brother, uncle and a great friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Wendell, Stanley, Joe, and Tom Bistrican; and four sisters, Mary Talarek, Dorothy Davis, Margaret Isaac, and Teresa Mears.

Richard is survived by one sister, Bettie Anderson of Scottsdale, Arizona; four generations of nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A funeral mass will be held Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at the St. Agnes Catholic Church following the rosary service beginning at 10:00 A.M. with celebrant, Father Joseph Shantiraj. Interment will follow at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

Pallbearers will be Roy Anderle, Tom Brough, Phillip Ferrance, John Golding, Larry Lamia, and Mick Riley.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the St. Vincent Hospice in Hot Springs or the Cancer Society.

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2-11-19 5:03 p.m. KAWX.ORG 


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