Dale C. Olmstead Sr.


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Woodland - On August 10, 2019, with his family by his side, Dale C. Olmstead Sr. went to be went home to be with his Lord and Savior and to join his beloved wife, Dodie, who passed away July 17, 2019 He was born in Woodland May 8, 1926, the son of the late Ollis and Martha (St.Peter) Olmstead. Dale was raised on the New Sweden Road in Woodland, and his first job was when he attended a one room school house on the Thomas Road. His job was to arrive before everyone and start a wood fire to heat the school. He was paid twenty-five cents a week. He served with the US Army during WW II and was a member of the Lister Knowlton Post 9389 VFW and the Henry B. Pratt post 15 American Legion. Dale married Josephine "Dodie" Conroy August 24, 1944. Mr. Olmstead farmed with his brother Phil for several years. He worked at Caribou Motor Co. for 22 years. He then went to work and retired from AT&T, where he served as their truck maintenance supervisor. He was a fifty-year active member of the First Baptist Church of Woodland and more recently the Calvary Baptist Church in Westfield. Dale helped build the church in Colby, served as church president, treasurer, deacon and numerous other capacities as needed. He was a very helpful man and friend in the community and was known for helping the elderly and those in need with home repairs and winterization without ever taking a dime. He is survived by two sons, Dale Jr., and wife Bobbie of Standish, Michael and wife Lora of FL; three daughters, Diane and husband Jim Cross of TN, Jean Michaud of Woodland, and Beth Begin and husband Dennis of RI; his grandchildren, Jimmy and Billy Cross, Eddie, Kristofer, Joy, Michael, Todd, Brandi, David and Derrick Michaud, Tyler, Joshua and Connor Strom, Michael, Craig and Ross Olmstead, David and Matthew Begin; great-grandchildren, Molly, Jack, Taylor, Lauren, Cayden, and Chloe Michaud, Emily Golding, Amanda Olmstead, and Ayla Begin; great-great-grandchildren, Alana and Bella Olmstead. Mr. Olmstead was predeceased by his wife, a sister Leona LeVasseur, brothers; Philip, Floyd, Dwain, and Rodney; A granddaughter, Angel Michaud; a son-in-law, Edward Michaud; and three great-grandchildren, Clay and Lane Golding, and Bryce Michaud.
A funeral service for Dale and Dodie will be held 2:00pm Friday August 23, 2019 from the Chapel of the Mockler Funeral Home 24 Reservoir Street Caribou, with Rev. Larry Palmer, officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 1:00pm until time of services. Interment will be in the Northern Maine Veterans Cemetery. The family wishes to thank the staff of the House of Comfort and Hospice of Aroostook who took such fine and compassionate care of Dale and Dodie these past several months. Friends who wish to contribute in their memory may do so through the House of Comfort 98 Green Hill Road Presque Isle Maine 04769.
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Aug 12, 2019