October 24, 1938November 7, 2017

Ronald J. Olsen, 79 of Grayslake, formerly of Prospect Heights was born October 24, 1938 in Chicago to Harry and Bertha (nee Torkilsen) Olsen and passed away November 7, 2017. Ron was retired Deputy Chief of the Prospect Heights Fire Protection District, 50 year member of D.C Crieger Masonic Lodge #81 AF & AM and Past Patron of the Arlington Heights Chapter of the Eastern Star. Ron was the beloved husband of Lorraine L. (nee Weiss) Olsen; loving father of Kimberly (Richard, Lt. MPFD) Christensen, Scott, Battalion Chief Prospect Heights Fire District (Georgette) Olsen and Brigette (Daniel Schley) Miksch; cherished grandfather of Emily (Tony) Thompson, Brent Fergus, Jenna Christensen, Jacob Christensen, Nicole Olsen, Megan Olsen, Steven Miksch, Victoria Miksch and Breeanna Schley; dear brother of Robert Olsen, Richard (Ruth) Olsen, Kenneth (Debbie) Olsen, Jerry (Danila) Olsen and Laura Olsen and fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Friday, November 10, 2017 from 3-9 PM at Lauterburg & Oehler Funeral Home, 2000 E. Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights where funeral services will be held Saturday, November 11 at 10:30 AM. Interment Memory Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the American Cancer Society appreciated.


  • Visitation

    Friday, November 10, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, November 11, 2017

  • Interment

    Saturday, November 11, 2017



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Chief Tom Krueger

November 10, 2017

Scott and family, Sorry for your great loss. Please accept our condolences and prayers from your brothers at the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods FD.

Keely Boley

November 10, 2017

Lorraine, Kim and I are shocked and saddened by the news of Ron's passing. You, your family and the world have lost a good and loving man. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Jenee Dessenberg

November 10, 2017

Mr Olsen was a terrific father and friend. A great man who led by example. He is held in the strong memories of my high school years. He will be greatly missed. A true gentleman and servant to the people in his life and those in his community. Jenee (Massingill)

Bob and Sherrie McWilliams

November 9, 2017

Lorraine and family.Sorry to hear about Ron. In our thought and prayers during this difficult time.

Lary and Marilyn Gawne

November 9, 2017

Ron was a special person in our lives. Who else could share a cup of coffee every morning when we were 400 miles about. I will truly miss our conversations and solving the problems of the world every morning. His love for Lorraine and his family showed in everything he said, did and dreamed for. Marilyn and I will miss him greatly. Travel safe my brother...

Bob and Martha Reeves

November 8, 2017

Ron was a great friend and like a brother to me and I will always cherish the memories and good times we had together. He was a strong and very caring man. I will miss him always. My prayers to the family and brothers and their wifes and his sister as well. my love and prayers to his lovely wife Lorraine..


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