January 31, 1941 - September 1, 2018
Richard J. Olds, 77, of Wapakoneta, Passed away 3:30 p.m., Sat. Sept. 1, 2018, at his home. He was born Jan. 31, 1941, in Lakewood, OH, the son of Emil S. & Anna (Petrick) Olds, who preceded him in death. On June 4, 1966, he married Sharon D. Katterhenry, and she survives. Other survivors include, 4 sons, Todd (Sheila) Olds, Huntersville, NC, Andrew (Sandrine) Olds, Pine Creek, Montana, Randall (Richelle) Olds, Thornville, OH & Christopher (Susan Deerr) Olds, Columbus, OH, 6 grandchildren, Tara, Lilly, Raymond, Eric, Evan, & Ella, 2 brothers, Donald (Barbara) Olds, Hilliard, OH, & William (Tommie) Olds, Palm Springs, CA, a brother-in-law, Douglas Katterhenry, Reynoldsburg, OH, numerous nieces, nephews & cousins. Richard worked as an industrial engineer. He worked at several companies, and retired from Industrial Fabricators, Westerville, OH. He was a 1959 graduate of Lakewood High School, and received a degree in Industrial Engineering in 1967 from Ohio University. Dick was an Explorer Scout, and served in the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1964. He then served as a Master Sergeant in the U. S. Air Force Reserve from 1980 to 1998, stationed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. He was a member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and served as a church organist for over 50 years. He loved cars, flying, and traveling. Dick was a licensed pilot, and a member of the Civil Air Patrol, the Aircraft Owners & Pilot Assn., the Experimental Aircraft Owners Assn., and the Singing Buckeyes Barbershop Group. He also taught auto-cad at Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical School. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Sat. Sept. 8, 2018, at Bethany Lutheran Church, 1000 Noe Bixby Rd., Columbus, OH, 43213, with Reverend Dr. George T. Zoebl officiating. Burial of his cremated remains will be 4:00 p.m., Sat. Sept. 8, 2018, at Greenlawn Cemetery, Wapakoneta, where burial with military honors will be conducted. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m., until time of service, Sat. at the church. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Wapakoneta V.F.W. Post #8445.
Richard J. Olds, 77, of Wapakoneta, Passed away 3:30 p.m., Sat. Sept. 1, 2018, at his home. He was born Jan. 31, 1941, in Lakewood, OH, the son of Emil S. & Anna (Petrick) Olds, who preceded him in death. On June 4, 1966, he married Sharon... View Obituary & Service Information
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