Myron Olmsted

Sioux Falls

Myron “Mike” Wayne Olmsted, 72, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at the Dougherty Hospice House.
Services will be held Friday in Oakwood Park Christian Church at Sioux Falls. Visitation will begin at noon Thursday in the George Boom Funeral Home at Sioux Falls with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. A prayer service will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.
Myron Wayne Olmstead was born July 16, 1940, at Huron to Stanley Wayne and Minnie Irene (Michel) Olmsted. He graduated from Howard High School in 1958.
In 1961 he married Dureen Barta at Huron. He worked for Allied Van Lines  Moving Co., and later worked for the Huron Police Department. In 1969, he moved his family to Alaska. He was an Alaskan State Trooper and a bush pilot in the wilds of Alsaka. They moved back to Mitchell in 1994, where Dureen died in 1995.
In 1997 he met Marlene Wolfe and they moved to Brandon, where they lived for 15 years.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, golfing, square dancing, traveling, motorcycling and flying.
He is survived by his wife, Marlene Wolfe; three daughters, Gay Lynne (John) Ames of Woonsocket, Brenda L. (Keith) Mead of Anchorage, Alaska, and Jo Ann (Richard) Twedt of Woonsocket; a stepdaughter, Crystal A. (Terry) Goehring of Sioux Falls; a stepson, Keith R. (Barbara) Wolfe of Sioux Falls; a sister, Marjorie (John) Engel of Ethan; 12 grandchildren and step-grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister, Donna Jean; a brother, Alan Dean; and infant son, Gerald Myron; and his wife.
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