Robert G. Olsen Jr., 72, passed away at 11:51 p.m. Sept. 23, 2017, in Methodist Hospital, surrounded by family. He was born Sept. 8, 1945, in Gadsden, Ala., to Robert G. Olsen Sr. and Barbara Crow Olsen.
He served in the United States Air Force at the Bunker Hill Air Force Base from 1963 to 1966. His main hobby was drag racing, he truly loved the sport. He also enjoyed cars, and fishing. He loved to coach, he was very involved in the Babe Ruth Baseball League. He also was very involved in girls softball later in his life. He worked 32 years, and retired from the Weston Paper company, where he worked as a maintenance superintendent. He will be greatly missed by family and friends
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Rob Olsen; and a grandson, Graham.
He is survived by his wife of 51 wonderful years, Annette Olsen; a daughter, Angela Hellman; a sister, Delores Letterman of Sweetwater, Tenn.; grandchildren, Gunnar, Samuel, Kascee, Cheyenne, and Richard; and great-grandchildren, Alayna, Leah, and Jace.
Services for Robert will be Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, at 6 p.m. in Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 North 13th Street, Terre Haute. Military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post 104. Visitation is scheduled from 4 pm until service time at the funeral home. Burial will be in Highland lawn at a later time. Online condolences can be made at:
Published on September 25, 2017