DEATH: Richard Dean Ollek, Jr.

Richard Dean Ollek Jr. died on Dec. 26, 2021, at Diversicare of Sedgwick.

A Celebration of Life service was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, at Ascension Lutheran Church in Wichita officiated by Rev. Dr. Michael Bingenheimer.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Ascension Lutheran Church. Memorials to the Ollek Foundation in care of Jost Funeral Home P.O. Box 266 Hillsboro, KS 67063.

He was born on Nov. 18, 1943, in Hillsboro to Richard Edward and Rosy (Weinbrener) Ollek. He married Barbara Birkle on Nov. 24, 1962, at Zion Lutheran Church in Hillsboro.

Survivors include wife, Barbara Ollek of Wichita; sons, Richard Ollek of Wichita, Ronald Ollek of Wichita; daughter, Robyn Gruenwald of Bel Aire; sister. Peggy Roberts of Topeka; 9 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

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