Ovestrud Richard Mahlon Ovestrud, Jr., age 52, of Dublin, OH, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2002 at his home. He was an attorney with Allmerica Financial Co., Cleveland, OH, and formerly a managing attorney with Progressive Insurance. Previously, Richard was managing attorney with Hyatt Legal Services in Columbus. He is survived by his wife, Julia, and daughter, Ilona Ovestrud, all of Dublin; mother, Jane Ovestrud (now deceased); sister, Dana Ovestrud (Justin) Doheny, Wayne, NJ; nephews and niece, Justin III, Christopher, Timothy Doheny, all of Wayne, NJ, Janine Ovestrud LaRocque, Colonia, NJ and Donald Ovestrud, Little Egg Harbor, NJ; one great niece and great nephew. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Mahlon Ovestrud, Sr. and brother, Donald Robert Ovestrud. Richard was a 1973 graduate of Colgate University and 1977 graduate of Creighton University School of Law. He also graduated from Naval Justice School, 1978. He was a captain in the U.S. Marines and was active in the Marine Reserves. He was a defense counsel/prosecutor for the Judge Advocate division of the U.S. Marine Corps 1977-1983 and a member of the J.A.G. Corps. He was a member of the Ohio State, Nebraska and Alaska Bar Associations; was admitted to practice before the Ohio Supreme Court and a well-respected attorney among his peers. He was a 15-year member of Sawmill Athletic Club and an avid daily runner. Private services were held 12/19/02 in Columbus, OH. Interment will be in Lakewood Cemetery in Mpls at 1 pm Friday, Feb. 14, 2003. Friends and family are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Knights of Columbus, c/o Dana Ovestrud Doheny, 15 Borzotta Blvd., Wayne, NJ 07470-2503 for the benefit of his nephew, Christopher's, lung transplant. Arrangements by Washburn-McReavy Davies Chapel and Schoedinger Northwest Chapel in Columbus, Ohio.

Published on February 13, 2003

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