Floyd I. Olson

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died March 13, 2020

Floyd I. Olson, Age 85, formerly of Waupaca and Greenfield, WI passed away on Friday, March 13th, 2020 at Brightstar Community in Waunakee, WI. He was born on October 31, 1934, In Stonington, Michigan to Richard and Aurora (Groleau) Olson. Floyd was married to the former Darlene Johnson on September 14, 1957, and she preceded him in death on September 17, 2009.
Surviving Floyd are his sons Kevin (Kim), Steve (Stacy Schultz) and his grandsons Skyler and Joey; brothers and sisters Don Olson of Escanaba, MI, Margie (Ken) Sawyer of Bethlehem, PA and Keith (Shirley) Olson of Daggett, MI; also many nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, Darlene, he was preceded in death by his parents; Sisters, Pauline Snoad and Phyllis Rognstad, brother in law, Bruce Rognstad, and sister in law, Leah Olson.
Floyd will be remembered for his work ethic and as an avid sportsman who fully enjoyed the outdoors for as many years as he could manage. Floyd was quietly proud of his service to his country in the Navy as a Radio Operator on the USS Bordelon during the Korean War.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Amyloidosis Foundation http://www.amyloidosis.org/. Amyloidosis is a rare disease that took such a vibrant hard working man so slowly and shamefully. Floyd valiantly made every attempt to overcome each challenge as they came until the very last.
Private graveside services will be held in the Spring. Floyd will be laid to rest next to his Wife in the Lakeview Cemetery.

7 Tributes for “Floyd I. Olson

    So Glad I was able to get to know your Dad, Steve. And glad you were able to spend so much time with him at the end. Wonderful obituary. My sympathies to you, Kevin, Skylar and the rest of the family.

    I had the blessing to be a caregiver of Floyd’s for 10 months at Brightstar and he was MY star of Brightstar! I’ll never forget his kind words, sense of humor, his smile that would light anyones day up, his awesome blue eyes, and all the chats we had about various topics.. including you, Steve! He will always be missed, room 118 and 205 will hold a place in my heart forever. I’m sorry for your loss and I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

    I was honored to have been able to care for Floyd. He holds such a special place in my heart, and always will. The first day I started working at Brightstar, I instantly created a bond with him. He was the highlight of every day I was scheduled. I looked forward that precious smile, big blue eyes, walking alongside him in his wheelchair while he told me about his life, and also how hard us girls worked. When he seen me walk in his room, he would say “Hey Sweetpea!” or “There’s my Angel”. He loved calling me and the other RA his “Butterflies”. I will miss him so very much. Brightstar got a little dimmer without him there. I will forever miss his hugs, and that random little kiss on my cheek I’d get from him. Here I was one of his Angels when he was here, and now he’s one of mine.
    I am so very sorry for your loss. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for making us some of the luckiest people ever to have had the honor of caring for him.

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