Wayde Olmsted, 62


Wayde Everett Olmsted, 62, of Gillespie died at Decatur Memorial Hospital on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 4:09 p.m. 

Public graveside services will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021 at noon at Gillespie Cemetery with Pastor Jared DePoppe officiating. Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie is in charge of the arrangements.

He was born December 14, 1958, in Litchfield to Harold Olmsted and Elsie Mae (Richards) Olmsted Baldridge.  

Mr. Olmsted is survived by his child, Jamie Olmsted; grandchild, Alaina Olmsted; siblings, Fran Valenti Nolan of Gillespie,  Richard Olmsted of Mount Olive, Mike Olmsted of Benld, Andy (Beth) Olmsted of Staunton, and Wayne (Peggy) Olmsted of Florida. 

He was a construction laborer. Wayde was an avid bowler and a diehard Cardinals fan.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Pam (Robert) Darte; and brothers in law, Mike Valenti and Robert Nolan. 

Memorials are suggested to Gillespie Public Library, 201 West Chestnut Street, Gillespie, IL 62033 or Adopt-A-Pet, PO Box 53, Benld, IL 62009. 

Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at www.kravanyafuneral.com.