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Richard “Dick” K. Olmstead

Richard K. Olmstead, 84, of Oak Harbor, OH passed away on December 29, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 9, 1937 in Bellevue, OH the son of Frederick A. and Aldora M. (Stuckey) Olmstead. Dick was a 1955 graduate of Fremont Ross High School. Dick married Alta Jean (Whitney) Leggett on July 14, 1971 in Las Vegas, NV and she survives. He worked for Nelson Tree Services and was a Laborer out of Union Hall 480 in Sandusky until he retired. He was a jack of all trades and could MacGyver anything. He was also an avid hunter, enjoyed riding motorcycles, the outdoors, mushroom hunting, and camping. He loved to spend time at his property in Pennsylvania. Dick also enjoyed his pets who were all named Ralph.

Dick is survived by his wife, Alta Jean Olmstead, Oak Harbor; children, Steve (Mitzie) Olmstead, Walbridge, Ron Sears, Fremont, Rebecca (Jay) Kinchy, Castalia, Michelle (Steve) Vander Stouw, Columbus, OH and Shelly Leggett, Memphis, TN; sister, Doris Wilson, Atlanta, GA; eleven grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and two nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A celebration of life will take place  on Saturday, February 19, 2022, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Faith Lutheran Church, 1187 CR 128, Fremont, OH.

Memorials can be made to Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center in Sandusky or Stein Hospice.

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