Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals

6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne, IN


Joseph K. "Joe" Olson

April 3, 1960March 9, 2020

Joseph K. "Joe" Olson, 59, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, March 9, 2020. Joseph was born April 3, 1960 in Fort Wayne, a son of the late Richard B. and Olympia (Derloshon) Olson. He graduated from Elmhurst High School and worked at Disney World. He enjoyed playing drums and greatly loved his family. Surviving family include his siblings, Mike (Kathleen) Olson, Jim and Fred Olson, Marilyn (John L.) McArdle, Phyllis (Jim) Millhouse, Vicky Gates, Chuck Olson; 27 nieces and nephews and 49 great nieces and nephews; and sister-in-laws, Jan and Elise Olson. Besides his parents, he was preceded in passing by his siblings, John, Rick, and Patti; and his step mother, Mary Smith Olson. Mass of Christian burial will be 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at St. Therese Catholic Church, 2304 Lower Huntington Rd., Fort Wayne with visitation one hour prior. Visitation will also be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2020 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Rd., Fort Wayne with a rosary at 7:30 p.m. Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Olson ALS Foundation or Carriage House.


  • Olson ALS Foundation
  • Carriage House


  • Visitation Friday, March 13, 2020
  • Visitation Saturday, March 14, 2020
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, March 14, 2020
  • Final Resting Place: Catholic Cemetery Saturday, March 14, 2020


Joseph K. "Joe" Olson

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Vickie Peppler

March 12, 2020

Fred, I'm so sorry about your brother Thoughts and prayers for you, your family and friends of Joe. Vickie (Wade) Peppler

John Shull

March 12, 2020

RIP my friend. We had alot of memories from Elementary school at Indian Village. May peace be with the Olson family.

Julie Stahl

March 11, 2020

I am so very sorry for your loss, my prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

Mike Christ

March 11, 2020

Rest with the Lord Joe.
You were a good friend to me for 50 years.
My condolences to the Olson family.