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William “Bill” Olmsted, 88

| March 20, 2024 2:00 AM

An extraordinary life left for the next one on March 6, 2024.

Born in Windsor, Ontario on Feb. 26, 1936, Bill Olmsted embodied the essence of an incredible man, often described as a living legend. With countless achievements, and prosperous endeavors, (business owner, obtaining a pilot’s license in his sixties, marathon runner, cyclist, skier, climbing and conquering mountains), among his many successes were his love for life and his love for people.  In the wake of his departure, the ache of his absence is felt by his beloved wife Kathy, sons Christopher, Matthew, Mark, Michael, Billy, and daughter Abbey, and their spouses. First born son Vincent was there to welcome Bill to the Heavenly party.

He was big brother to sisters Joy and Ginger, and brother Tim.

His legacy will live on through the lives of his grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

Bill loved Jesus, his family, the wilderness, (particularly Glacier Park), flying his plane, crispy bacon, and cherry pie.

A man so worthy of being missed, there is joy within knowing he is with his Savior.

His spirit lives in the mountains of Montana, and in the many hearts of those he touched.

Arrangements with Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd, MN.