John E. Olson
April 15, 1926 – August 9, 2019
On Friday, August 9, 2019, one of God’s greatest warriors was called home. John Olson passed away surrounded by his loving, beautiful, inspiring wife, Dorothy, all his daughters, his son, and numerous grandchildren and extended family. He was born in Walpole, Massachusetts in April 1926 to a large family of sisters and brothers, to parents Carl and Esther Olson
John joined the Navy at seventeen to fight for his country. After leaving the service, he was a carpenter, built houses, he was in the food business, he was a chef, a restaurant manager, and was the manager over building maintenance at Brackenridge Hospital until he retired. He was very active in the church. He was always ready to help people and volunteered with several organizations. He was kind and loving, a good listener, and gave great hugs.
He is survived by his loving wife, 3 daughters, 2 sons, 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and a large extended family.
Family and friends are invited to a visitation on Friday, August 16, 2019 from 4 – 8 pm at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, Texas. Funeral services will be on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 11:00 am at Faith Lutheran Church, 6600 Woodrow Ave., Austin, Texas. Burial will follow at Forest Oaks Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Faith Lutheran Church in memory of John Olson.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Faith Lutheran Church
6600 Woodrow Ave
Forest Oaks Cemetery
6300 W. William Cannon Drive
- Visitation Friday, August 16, 2019
John E. Olson
August 15, 2019
So last night one of God’s greatest warriors was called home my amazing Grandfather John Olson passed away in a peaceful sleep surrounded by his loving beautiful inspiring wife Dorothy his love for over 60 years all his daughters who stood vigil beside him day and night while he fought this last battle here on earth while me and my cousins were there supporting each other and all of them as we watched our grandfather a man amongst men walk into God’s loving arms as he welcomed him home. Please keep my grandmother Dorothy Olson in your thoughts and prayers for she is missing the love of her life for their hearts beat as one and today is the first time in over 60 years she will not be able to see him or kiss him or hold his hand she needs all the love and prayers she can get to get through this time. Thank you to all my friends n family for your love and support and continued prayers for me and my family! Love you Grandaddy Big John Olson a Man amongst men Every Precious Moment !!!
August 15, 2019
Fondly known as Grandaddy by his grandchildren, John was always known to greet them with a hug and smile and leave them with the words, "Okay honey be careful, I love you".
He was the warmest mix of strength and tenderness, offering support in any situation.
I doubt going forward, anyone who knew him will not see a baseball game, bowling league, smell the sizzle of bacon in the kitchen or see a pair of big hands and not think of "Grandaddy".
August 14, 2019
The world has lost a true angel. Uncle John was always there, willing to help anyone. He had a big heart for all of the family. He will be missed.
August 13, 2019
We will always remember the strength and caring ways of Uncle John . Our family was so fortunate to have him in our lives .. .