Duwayne Olstad, 75DuWayne "Dewey" Robert Olstad, 75, Miltona, died Thursday, November 8, 2012 at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria.
DuWayne "Dewey" Robert Olstad, 75, Miltona, died Thursday, November 8, 2012 at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria.
DuWayne was born July 10, 1937 to Bennie and Myrtle (Madsen) Olstad in Austin, Minnesota. He grew up in Hayfield, where he attended public school and graduated from Hayfield High School in 1955.
Following his education, he worked at IBM for a short while before he started farming. He was united in marriage to Janet Plevka on November 21, 1959 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hayfield. Following their marriage, they continued to farm and live in Hayfield, where they also raised their family.
In 1981, Dewey and Janet purchased a resort on Lake Miltona. They owned and operated Olstad Resort until they retired in 2002. Following retirement, they continued living on Lake Miltona. Dewey enjoyed hunting, woodworking, fishing and shooting. He was a faithful member of the daily coffee club at Miltona Grocery Store. He was a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hayfield. He was a member of Parkers Prairie Sportsmen's Club and a former member of various sportsmen's clubs in the Hayfield area.
Dewey is survived by his wife of 52 years, Janet; daughter, Dawn Olstad of Rochester; sons, Jeff (Diane) Olstad of Spearfish, South Dakota and Jay Olstad of the Twin Cities; sisters, Marlene (Clem) Hicks of Cottage Grove and Carolyn (Mike) Haspel of Brooklyn Park; two grandchildren, Jared Olstad and Jessica (fiancé, Aaron Meyers) Olstad; along with nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service was held Wednesday, November 14 at 1 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hayfield with the Rev. Paul Hauschild officiating. Music was provided by Frank Moon and Debbie Oelkers. Burial was at Fairview Cemetery in Hayfield.
Honorary pallbearers were Jerome and Nancy Haggenmiller, John and Tanya Haggenmiller, Wayne and Joyce Peterson, Jeff and Deb Koep, Ralph Beulke, Don Henning, Don and Cathy Grothen, Pooch and Donna Johnson, Jerry and Phyllis Lund, Rick and Deb Gappa, Jerry and Margaret Becker, Brad and Michele Becker, Chuck and Judy Stoelk, Betty Johnson and Jared Olstad.
Arrangements are with Lind Family Funeral and Cremation Service; www.lindfamilyfh.com.