Richard (Dick) Olson, age 85, of Eau Claire passed away on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at his home, with family by his side.
He was born on July 25, 1935 in Eau Claire, the son of Ray and Helen Olson. He married Katherine (Kitty) Johnson on January 18, 1958 in Eau Claire, WI.
He proudly served in the United States Army, stationed in Germany, guarding the Germany-Czech Republic border. After leaving the Army, he went to work at Pope and Talbot, retiring after 40 years in 1997.
Dick and Kitty were married for 55 years, raising 5 children together.
He is survived by his children; Kim (Richard) Insteness, Barbara (Joseph) Gharrity, Lynn (Mick) Christianson, Kay (Pat) Rolbiecki, Brian (Steph) Olson; 10 grandchildren, Traci (Matt) Horn, Kyle (Krista) Christianson, Alex (Jenna) Christianson, Renae (Jake) Christianson, Kevin (Breanna) Gharrity, Katie Gharrity, Robert (Michelle) Gharrity, Monica (Kyle) Rolbiecki-Severson, Amanda (Hudson) Larson, Kendra Olson; 11 great grandchildren, Nathan, Aurora, Henry, Franklin, Clara, Holly, Emmie, Nolan, Sloane, Lainey, Leighton; sister, Rita (Steve) Andrews; brothers, Kenneth (Dee) Olson, Charles Olson; sister-in-law Barbara (Charles) Olsen.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, in-laws, siblings, Clarice, Ione, Evie and Bobby and sister-in-law Margaret.
Dad’s wish has finally come true, and he has been reunited with mom.
Please join us in celebrating the life of our dad May 8th, 2021, from Noon-3:00 pm at Hallie Ridge Estates Recreation Center: 9139 24th Ave South, Eau Claire, WI 54703
From North Hastings Way (Hwy 53) and Eddy Lane:
- Turn West onto Eddy Lane from Hastings Way
- Turn Right onto Starr Avenue
- Turn Left onto North Lane/Airport Road
- Turn Left onto 90th Street.
- Hallie Ridge Estates ahead on Right