Benjamin M. Olsen Jr.

August 29, 1940December 29, 2013
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Benjamin M. Olsen, Jr., age 73, passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:22 AM surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Olsen was a native of New Orleans, LA and a resident of Metairie, LA. Beloved husband of Louise Arnoult Olsen for 47 years. Father of Edward Olsen (Birgit) and Christian Olsen (Carla). Brother of Judy Manzella (Sammy) and the late Daniel Olsen. Brother-in-law of Marian Arnoult-Jackson (Louis), Duncan J. Arnoult, III, Nancy Arnoult and Dixie Olsen. Son of the late Benjamin M. Olsen, Sr. and Gladys Lee Olsen. Also survived by 5 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Olsen was a graduate of Behrman High School, Class of 1958. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Louisiana State University in New Orleans. He enjoyed woodworking, had a great passion for reading and he enjoyed his cigars. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Blvd., near Clearview Pkwy., in Metairie, LA on Friday, January 3, 2014 beginning at 11:00 AM with a Funeral Mass to follow at 1:00 PM in Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home’s chapel. In lieu of flowers, Masses may be offered or memorial contributions may be sent in Mr. Olsen’s memory to Children’s Hospital of New Orleans Development Office, 200 Henry Clay, New Orleans, LA 70118. The online guestbook is available at


  • Visitation Friday, January 3, 2014
  • Funeral Mass Friday, January 3, 2014

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January 13, 2014

Our thoughts and payers are with you during this difficult time. We shared many a wonderful day with Ben during our Behrman High days. We are certain that he will missed. Mike and Dianne Powers Orlesh

Caroline Gibson

January 6, 2014

Dr. Olsen & family,
My deepest sympathies are with you all during this difficult time.

With love and prayers,

Kippy Galway

January 4, 2014

Sorry to hear about Ben. Our sympathies.
Kippy and Keith Galway

January 4, 2014

Sorry to hear about Ben. Our sympathies.
Kippy and Keith Galway

Fred Aultman

January 3, 2014

Thoughts and prayers to the family. Have not seen Benny since high school, certainly enjoyed our association at Berhman. Fun loving and a just a fine person.

Keith & Celie Ulfers

January 3, 2014

We would like to express our condolences to your family. Our prayers are with you.

Marian Owen

January 3, 2014

Dearest Louise, immediate and extended family,
I was intent on calling you on sunday and couldn't find the number. Have had 3 hours of PT to prepare me for knee surgery. I am so sorry that I can not be with you at this time of transition. Will try to call down the road . Know that my family and I will be walking with you today and praying for you all . He is at peace.
I know you did every thing you could for him .With love and sadness ,
Mares Owen

January 3, 2014

May the Lord keep you as you mourn Ben's loss and comfort you knowing he is at peace with Christ. You lovingly remain in our thoughts and prayers.

Anna Landreneau & Family, Metairie, LA

Linda Leto

January 3, 2014

Louise,Birgit and family , so ,so very sorry. Hugs and prayers sent . I will be there tomorrow.
Love , Linda :)

John and Cynthia Patterson

January 3, 2014

know that you will be in our prayers always and we are sure that your dad is in an eternal blessed place with the Heavenly Father to watch over him forever.God Bless you and your family in your time of grief.