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Richard “Dick” K. Olmstead

Posted By Scott Hanes On January 4, 2022 @ 10:32 pm In Obituaries | 5 Comments

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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 placeĀ  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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#1 Condolence By Mark Smith On January 5, 2022 @ 1:56 am


I’m not sure you may remember me but your Dad was a great help to me when I was the scoutmaster of Troop 340. Spent many overnight camping trips and your Dad was always there and more than willing to help, especially keeping us supplied with firewood. My prayers are with you and your family.

Mark Smith

#2 Condolence By Steven Olmstead On January 5, 2022 @ 10:44 am

Of Course I remember you Mark. You were an excellent mentor and a friend. We really had some good times together didn’t we?. Thank you for posting.

#3 Condolence By Jim & Deb Kramer and family On January 5, 2022 @ 10:34 pm

So very sorry for your loss. There were many good times Jim and Dick had trimming those trees. Seems since we moved lost touch but was so happy when Dick stopped on his way back from mushroom hunting to visit. He was a good guy who could fix or build anything. Our prayers are with you and your family.

#4 Condolence By Kevin Vestal On January 6, 2022 @ 1:35 pm

some of my best memories are from “Olmsteads Homestead” in Pennsylvania, Dick was an amazing guy and I always loved hearing him tell his stories. I don’t think he ever met a trail up there he couldn’t conquer. thinking of you Alta and family during this sad time.

#5 Condolence By Wanda Schroth On January 7, 2022 @ 6:09 am

We are so sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed by all of us at Murphy Usa gas station in Fremont Ohio. He always came in with a smile on his face and a was very kind gentleman.

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