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Official Obituary of

Michael Olmstead

March 16, 1957 ~ March 12, 2024 (age 66) 66 Years Old

Michael Olmstead Obituary

Michael "Mike" Olmstead, 66, of Richland, Michigan, passed away on March 12, 2024. He was born on March 16, 1957, in Battle Creek, Michigan to Mildred and Donald Olmstead. He married the love of his life, his wife Joyce(McCormick) Olmstead on May 16, 1992 and they shared 32 years of great adventures together. In addition to Joyce, Mike is survived by their lab/hound rescue dog Grady, many in-laws, several nieces and nephews, many loyal friends and extended family members. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Mike was a dedicated master electrician and a master craftsman. After completing the Union Apprenticeship, he worked with IBEW Local 131 for 10 years and Upjohn/Pfizer/Zoetis for 32 years, where he displayed his strong work ethic and commitment to helping others. He retired in July of 2021. Outside of work, he found joy in salmon fishing, boating, golfing, camping, hunting and spending time with his beloved wife and dogs. His love of travel, cruising and the outdoors kept him active and enjoying life. He will be remembered for his hard-working nature, his willingness to lend a helping hand, and his passion for his hobbies. He loved sharing his passion for salmon fishing for years every August with family and friends on his boat in Manistee. Nothing made him happier than helping someone reel in a big fish and helping them land it in the net. He was a great teacher and had such a savvy way of explaining things. If you wish to make a memorial donation, the family requests donations be made to Lending Hands of Michigan, Portage.

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