Ronald James Olson

February 13, 1934August 23, 2014
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Born in Escanaba, MI February 13, 1934 to Edith and Henry Olson, passed on to his heavenly reward August 23, 2014. He served in the US Navy Seabees for 10 years from 1952-1962. Ronald was an active member of Faith Church- served on the Board, helped with VBS and participated in three mission trips. He was a talented carpenter, builder, and maintenance engineer by day and an avid MSU sports fan by night. He is survived by his wife Sharon Olson; children Kim (Ron) Applebey, Kristina (Mike) Robinette, and Daniel (Angela) McFall; grandchildren George Olson, Erica (Curtis) Palmer, Jenessa Olson, Morgan (Raveenkumar) Govindasamy, Corban Olson, Jynell (Clint) Tackett, Nick (Ashley) Ruggles, Kayla Draher, Megan McFall, Timothy Entz, and Julia McFall; great-grandchildren Ishaan and Nalinaa Govindasamy, Rylee Ballard; sister Vicki Jo (Wayne) Hankins, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Harold (Deana) Olson, and his son Bryan (April) Olson. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 11am, at Faith Church, 2300 Lake Lansing Road, Lansing, MI 48912, with Rev. Joel Gorveatte officiating. The family will receive friends Monday, August 25, 2014, 5-8 pm at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 900 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI and 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow at Delta Center Cemetery. Donations may be made to Faith Church Missions, c/o the church’s address, in memory of Ronald.


  • Visitation Monday, August 25, 2014
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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February 13, 2015

Happy Birthday Papa, missing you more and more every day.

Carol Henry

August 27, 2014

Sharon, Dave and I regret so deeply that we could not be there for the funeral. But we are so pleased we got to visit with both of you a few weeks ago. Our friendship has run deep and endures. We will continue to pray for you and are always available to you.

Jayne Orns

August 26, 2014

Sharon, Kim and family...I send my prayers for you as you bare this loss. I was so sorry to hear of Ron's passing. RIP Ron. I hope Brian was there to greet you to Heaven~

August 26, 2014

Sharon, sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Tim Fastand Sandy Fast

August 26, 2014

Sharon, Sorry for loss. Prayers for you and your family in the days ahead. The memories that you and Ron had will always be with you and your family forever.

Tim Lloyd

August 26, 2014

Aunt Sharon sorry to hear of Uncle Ron's passing he will be greatly missed by many.

Rylee Ballard

August 25, 2014

I love you. I will miss you. I will see you when I look up in the sky.

Steve Aksamit

August 25, 2014

We're very sorry to hear of the loss in Ron's passing.
It was an absolute pleasure meeting him at Dennis' backyard Rothsay barbeque.
Although that was some time ago, the music, laughter and sharing stories with Ron won't ever be forgotten.
We're all lucky for whatever time we had with him, such a wonderful, wonderful person.

Our hearts, thoughts, hugs and prayers are with all of you.

Steve and Pat Aksamit

Annette McG-IWU Graduate Nursing

August 25, 2014

To Kristina/Mike and Kayla,
My deepest heart felt sympathies are sent to you all. I pray peace that passes any kind of understanding you can possibly ration. Kristina, go with the strength God has built up in you over the last two months. We have watched you stand still and know that he is God. May God's mercy and grace comfort and keep you is my prayer.