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Richard Charles Oksanen

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Richard Charles Oksanen passed away peacefully May 3, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer. Dick was born July 1, 1943, in Merrill, Wis., to Warner and Loretta (Galipeau) Oksanen.
Richard graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and went on to graduate school in Saranac Lake, N.Y. On June 10, 1967, he married his wife Kay (Blizzard). They were blessed with three children.
The family moved to Texas in 1976. He co-founded OMI International, Inc., a supply chain management company,  in 1984, and retired after 20 years.
After much planning he and his wife built their retirement home at Cedar Creek Lake. He continued to enjoy his hobbies of fishing and golf. Richard enjoyed traveling and journeyed worldwide for business and pleasure, including his fishing trips to Canada and Alaska.
He is survived by his wife Kay, son Scott and wife Brenda, their children Brent, Katelynn, Matthew and Caroline, daughter Wendy Blair and husband Robert, their children Madeline and Mason,  son David and wife Pamela and their children Aaron, Nathan and Eva, brother Donald and sister Mary and many nieces and nephews and other loving family members and many more lifelong friends.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 18, 2019 at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel in Mabank.
A personal tribute may be made online at


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