Jon R. Olson

December 24, 1947 - January 5, 2021

Jon Robert Olson, 73, of Eau Claire passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 peacefully at his home.

Jon was born on December 24, 1947 to Vernon and Laura (Hansen) Olson in Eau Claire. Jon graduated from Memorial High School in 1966.

He worked as a union laborer for Uniroyal Tires for 25 years. He was a hard worker and enjoyed spending time outdoors. He had a great love for all animals and always made sure his outdoor bird feeders were full. In his spare time, he loved restoring and working on his collector cars. His family, children, and grandchildren meant the world to him.

Jon is survived by his children, Talia (Nick) Caliva of River Falls, WI, Kristine Olson of La Crosse, WI, and Matthew (Lydia) Olson of Rochester, MN; grandchildren, Anya and Lyla Caliva of River Falls, WI and Arden Olson of Rochester, MN. He is also survived by his two brothers, Tom Olson of Eau Claire, WI and Bill Olson of Eau Claire, WI, and many cousins.

Jon was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Laura Olson; his brother, Steve Olson; and grandson, Archer Olson.

Deeply loved by many, Jon will be greatly missed.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 pm on June 26, 2021 at Altoona County Park. Friends and family may leave online condolences at www.smithfuneralec.com.

  1. Had some good memories of Jon when visiting him with Matthew. He will be missed. My condolences to the family.

    - Nathan Hintz

  2. Sending prayers to you and your family. I am so sorry for your lost.

    - Johanna

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always. I’m so sorry for your loss. We love you all so much 💝

    - Cathy and Denny Caliva

  4. So sorry for the loss of your Dad. You are all in our thoughts and prayers!

    - Todd and Maureen Carlson

  5. I know he was greatly loved. I’m so sorry for your loss. All my prayers for you and your family.

    - Monica Bylander

  6. Family,
    So sorry for your loss. Jon was always someone I enjoyed spending time with at the “Olson Christmas parties” we all grew up in. Miss you all, take care
    Love Eric and Tammy Peterson

    - Eric Peterson

  7. We enjoyed your dad. He was a good neighbor and remember how he was often out in the woods keeping it neat and clean. He rescued Mike off the roof one time and he would occasionally drive through the woods to share a cool refreshment. Our sympathies to all of you.

    - Mike and Judy Berg

  8. I remember Jon when we both swam on the “Y” swim team . He was a powerful swimmer that competed in the butterfly stroke. I was glad to meet him and his son Matt at a car show later on. He had a beautiful yellow hot rod. We also grew up as third ward neighbors. RIP Jon.

    - Jellenson

  9. Our sympathies to all of you. Always enjoyed visiting with your dad during the high school football games watching Matt and our sons play. He was more than happy to share his outdoor heater with us. Rest in peace Jon.

    - Cheryl & Ken Rue

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