Olsen, Richard "Dick" Dennis, Sr. Age 78, of Apple Valley, passed away peacefully October 14, 2019, surrounded by family as he had wished. Preceded in death by parents, Robert and Josephine; wife, Rita; and 12 siblings. Dick attended Holy Rosary Catholic School in South Minneapolis and Minneapolis South High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force as Air Crash Rescue. He retired from Metropolitan Airports Commission after 17 years, starting as a Boiler Engineer and working up to Facilities Coordinator. He enjoyed spending time in Florida, having conversations over coffee, going out for breakfast and feeding peanuts to the local squirrels. Dick was an independent, witty, strong, kind-hearted, generous person who will be greatly missed. He was proud of his family and we all benefited from the love he showed us. Survived by sister, Mary Larson (Lyle); daughter Lisa Kepner (David); sons Rick (Paula), Chris (Jody) and Al (Kara); six grandchildren (Justen, Zach, Tyler, Madysen, Tessa, Carsen); and many beloved nieces and nephews. Casual Memorial Service Monday, October 21 at 4:30pm. Visitation one hour prior to service, all at Cremation Society of Minnesota in Edina, 7110 France Avenue. (952) 232-5777. Interment at Fort Snelling at a later date. Memorials preferred to Save The Manatees, savethemanatee.org

Published on October 20, 2019

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