Myron Olmsted, Sioux FallsMyron “Mike” Wayne Olmsted, 72, Sioux Falls, formerly of Howard, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Dougherty Hospice House, of cancer.
Myron “Mike” Wayne Olmsted, 72, Sioux Falls, formerly of Howard, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Dougherty Hospice House, of cancer.
He was born on July 16, 1940.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at Oakwood Park Christian Church, Sioux Falls.
Visitation will begin at noon on Thursday at George Boom Funeral Home, Sioux Falls, with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be a 7 p.m. prayer service Thursday at the funeral home.
Mike was born in Huron to Stanley Wayne and Minnie Irene (Michel) Olmsted.
Mike graduated from Howard High School, in Howard, in 1958.
In 1961, Mike married Dureen Barta in Huron.
Mike worked for Allied Van Lines Moving Co. and later worked for the Huron Police Department.
In 1969, Mike moved his young family to Alaska, where they lived in Anchorage, Willow and settled in Tok.
He made his career in the state as an Alaska State Trooper and a Bush Pilot in the wilds of Alaska.
Mike and Dureen moved back to Mitchell in 1994, where Dureen died in 1995.
In 1997, Mike met Marlene Wolfe and moved to Brandon, where they lived for 15 years.
Mike enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, playing golf, square dancing, traveling, motorcycling and had a great passion for flying.
He is survived by his wife, Marlene Wolfe; three daughters: Gay Lynne Ames (John), Woonsocket; Brenda L. Mead (Keith), Anchorage, Alaska; and Jo Ann Twedt (Richard), Woonsocket; stepdaughter, Crystal A. Goehring (Terry), Sioux Falls; stepson, Keith R. Wolfe (Barbara), Sioux Falls; sister, Marjorie Engel (John), Ethan; 12 grandchildren/step-grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and many beloved nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Stanley and Belle; parents, Wayne and Minnie; infant sister, Donna Jean; brother, Alan Dean; infant son, Gerald Myron; and wife, Dureen.
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