Leo Bede Olheiser


Leo Bede Olheiser, 79, Dickinson, died on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at his home. Leo’s Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Dickinson with Fr. Keith Streifel as celebrant. Inurnment will take place at St. Pius Cemetery, Schefield. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson with a rosary and vigil at 5 p.m. with Deacon Al Schwindt presiding. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.

Leo Bede Olheiser was born in New England on November 25,1942 to Joseph and Eugenia (Selinger) Olheiser. He married Jeanette Kilwein of Dickinson on August 10,1965. Together they had seven children: Sheryl (Amro Khalil) Galindez, Renee (Cameron) Repetowski, Eric Olheiser, Julie (Guy) Lawhead, Sarah (Eric) Hauser, Ryan (Elizabeth) Olheiser, and Rachel (Tanner) Monroe. His grandchildren are: Evan Lawhead, Ella Hauser, Ethan and Emmitt Olheiser (who passed in infancy), Madison and Grant Olheiser, and Leo and Nova Monroe.

Leo attended the Assumption Abbey in Richardton through high school and graduated in 1961. He was a graduate of Dickinson State University in 1966 with a Degree in Mathematics. He started Leo’s Cabinetry in 1967 and ran it for 50 years with the help of his son Eric and employee, Dave Frenzel. Together they built countless sets of kitchen cabinets and many custom requests. Leo and Jeanette were some of the hardest working landlords in Dickinson. Leo had a love for driving endless miles with Jeanette which allowed them to visit small town churches and memorize every dirt road and section line in southwest ND. Leo loved spending time with his six grandchildren. They all loved their special time with Papa.

Leo was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Eugenia Olheiser, siblings John Olheiser, Michael Olheiser, Tillie Messer, Agnes Job, and Rosie Reicks. Past in-laws include, Dorothy Olheiser, Cecilia Olheiser, Kasper Messer, Joe Messer, Norbert Job. Survived by his wife Jeanette, seven children, six grandchildren, brother Nick Olheiser, and sister, Veronica Messer.  Arrangements are with Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson,

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