Robert Oleson Jr.
January 18, 1927 – January 3, 2011
Robert "Bob" Oleson was born in Madison WI, Jan 18, 1927 where he resided until he went into the military in 1945. During WWII, he served in 4 branches of the military in a single week, finally settling in with the Marine Corps. While serving, he played baseball for The Marine Corps team and USAF team as well as boxed on the USMC boxing team.
Bob moved to California after being discharged from the service. There he met, and married Norma J. Fortin. They were married in Oct 1959, until her death in June 2000. They raised their children in California until they moved to Portland Or in 1966. He worked for Bekins, P.M.T and various other private companies His boxing career took off in 1977, where he promoted his first professional fight. Sometime after he began the 'Tough Guy Fights', and started CAM Boxing. Thru CAM, he promoted various fights, as well as match making for title fights around the world. He was a licensed 'Corner Man' in too many states to count. He was highly regarded in the boxing world. He was amongst the 3 original members of the Northwest Boxing Hall of Fame.
A lifelong Green Bay Packer's fan, and a Chicago Cubs fan from childhood on, sports always played a big part of his life. He signed a contract to pitch for the Milwaukee Braves before injury ended hopes of a professional career. He loved Horse Racing, baseball, football and above all Boxing. It was is unfulfilled dream to promote a fight in support of the Vetrans around the world who served their country. He was very proud of his military service and those who put their life on the line for ours. A devoted family man, he worked hard to raise his kids, and reaped the benefits of watching them grow up to raise their own children. He will be remembered as a man who loved a practical joke and a good laugh.
He is survived by his Children Jeff & Sharee Oleson, Laura Oleson, Janine Oleson, David & Diane Oleson, Gina & Casey Amato. Grand children Mike Nazir, Rachel & Chrissy Wintgen, Geoff & David Oleson, Kennedy, Sydney & Aubrey Oleson and Violet Amato.
A celebration of Bob's life will be held on Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 12 noon appropriately at the TeamQuest Gym. 20110 SW 112th Ave Tualatin Or 97206. Burial will be a private family service on a later date. Arrangements under the direction of Pegg, Paxson & Springer Funeral Chapel, Beaverton, OR.
- Celebration of Robert's LIfe Sunday, January 9, 2011
Robert Oleson Jr.
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January 12, 2011
i love you dad.I miss you so much. Love Ginny
January 8, 2011
My deepest sympathies at this time.
I was introduced to Bob by Kelly Nicholson about 7 years ago. For a couple years Kelly and I would go over to Bob's every few weeks to watch fights. Bob was such a great guy and always a hoot. My son started coming with us and became a fan of both boxing and Bob. I will miss Bob greatly. I guess my wish for you and myself, is may we be blessed to live life as big and fully as Bob did.
Steve and Jolene Sauve
January 7, 2011
Jeff and Sharee, our deepest condolences and sympathy for your family. We look forward to hearing more about Bob at the service on Sunday.
Staff of Pegg, Paxson & Springer Funeral Chapel Funeral Chapel
January 5, 2011
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
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