Richard "Dick" Ollendieck, 81, of Cresco, IA died on Sunday, May 30, 2021 at Accura Healthcare in Cresco.
Funeral Mass for Dick will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 4, 2021 at Notre Dame Catholic Church in Cresco with Father Jacob Rouse officiating. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 3 at Notre Dame Catholic Church with the Rosary recited at 3:30.
Richard was born on April 24, 1940 on the family farm to Ben and Irma (Fritz) Ollendieck. He attended Catholic school and graduated from Notre Dame High School. He even drove a school bus his Senior year to transport his siblings and neighbors to school. After graduating, he went to the Army Reserves.
On May 19, 1962 he was united in marriage to Lois Trouten at St. Joseph Catholic Church. To this union 8 children were born. He worked at Donaldson and Spahn & Rose before buying and moving to the family farm. He continued to milk cows and farm for 47 years until he had to retire from his passion due to his health.
Dick was very active. He was a member of numerous boards, with the Ho.Co. Fair Board, being one of his favorites. He was very proud when he became president of the board. He earned his Auctioneer license in the year 2000 and worked for McCarville Auction Co., he also auctioneered at various church fundraisers. He was an Archer Oil dealer for many years.
His family meant the world to him. He especially enjoyed his grandkids and always found time to take them for a spin around the farm on his prized Gator. He was not a traveler due to his commitment to the farm and his cows, but loved going out to eat EVERY Friday night for fish and would never turn down a trip to Culver’s for shrimp. He loved going to movies, country music, dancing, and even took square dance lessons. You could always get a good laugh out of him by reciting quotes from his favorite movies which his children did quite often. Although he denied having a sweet tooth, he loved peanut M&M’s, Hershey’s chocolate w/almonds, ice cream, and of course, Lois’ chocolate chip cookies.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, children; Scott ( Karen), Mark (Lisa), Todd (Gena), Jason (Randi), Kerby (Chad), Amy(Matt) Brace, Adam (Susan). Grandchildren; Kyle (Janel), Sara (Foster); Cody (Trista), Megan (Noah), Ashleigh (Gavin), Mandie (Larry ); Jessica and Heather Riha; Quinna; Caleb; Madison, Travis, and Sam Brace; Tristin, Morgan and Cassie. 12 Great Grandchildlren
Preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Teena in infancy, 3 brothers; Donald, Robert, Dean and 2 sisters Marion and Judy, several nieces and nephews, brothers and sisters–in-law.
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