Robert F Olson

July 19, 1918May 14, 2013

Robert F. Olson, 94, of Crown Point, IN passed away on May 14, 2013. He is survived by his loving wife, Elsie, children Kathe (Mike) Grumich of Louisville, KY; Daniel (Mary) Olson of Merrillville, IN; Pamela (Robert) Hoshaw of Pine River, MN; Lois (Dennis) Wilson of The Villages, FL; Robert Martin of Portage, IN; Ronald (Bonnie) Martin, Portage, IN;sister, Sue DeGan of Merrillville, IN. Also numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by former wife, Winifred A. Olson, a sister June Eris Olson; a son Mark Thomas Olson, and parents Francis A. Olson and Mae C. Olson Flagler. He was a member of St. John United Church of Christ. He was a retired cabinet and millwork carpenter from Gary Community Schools, holding a lifetime membership in the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. He served as a Sergeant in the 69th Infantry Division; 272Regiment in England, France, Belgium, and Germany. He was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, and European Theatre Medal with two battle stars. His platoon linked up with the Russian Army at the Elbe River in Torgau, Germany. In his later years he authored a published book, The Barren Syndrome. Visitation will be held at the Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Road, Highland, IN on Sunday, May 19 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 10:30 AM on Monday, May 20, 2013 with C. A. Kuiper officiating. Burial will follow at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, IN.


  • Visitation Sunday, May 19, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, May 20, 2013

Robert F Olson

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Donald Kachur

May 20, 2013

Wow...what wonderful memories I have with our Olson neighbors...Kathe and I played in her sand box many times and were neighborhood friends in our early years. I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing...on the other hand, God was good and gave him a nice long life to spend on this earth. My condolences to the entire family...Don Kachur

saint francis nursing student

May 19, 2013

robert was a patient of mine when I did my saint francis clincial. Thanks for beinging such a great patient but also a great person. This world will for sure miss you and that wonderful smile.

May 18, 2013

Thank you for your service our country .

Lt.Col.Peter Brunner (Afghanistan ' 04) ret.

May 17, 2013

Thank You Sgt.Olson for your brave service to our Country.