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Harvey Howard Olson

November 27, 1935 - July 23, 2016

U.S. Veteran

Service Date July 28, 2016

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Harvey Olson

Harvey Howard Olson

November 27, 1935 ~ July 23, 2016


Harvey Howard Olson, age 80, passed away on July 23, 2016 at his home in Montrose, Colorado with his loving wife at his side, after three long years battling cancer. Harvey was born November 27, 1935 in White City, Kansas to Howard and Minnie (Wafler) Olson.  When Harvey was a kid he moved to Junction City, Kansas and graduated from Junction City High School. Shortly after he enlisted in the United States Air Force and worked as a radio operator on Bikini Island. After his time in the Air Force, Harvey returned to Junction City, and attended Kansas State University receiving a degree in Civil Engineering. Harvey worked as a District Engineer for the State of Iowa for several years in Creston, and was promoted to Contracts Engineer in Ames, Iowa. Harvey retired in October of 1994 and moved to Weslaco, Texas. After his retirement he and his wife Barb would travel in the R.V. to cooler areas such as Montrose and even Canada.  Harvey enjoyed hunting pheasant and quail in the Creston area, camping in southern Iowa, playing bridge and poker, gardening, woodworking, camping/, and loved his Alma Mater Kansas State Wild Cats; but above all he loved his family.

Harvey is survived by his wife of 57 years, Barb Olson of Montrose, CO; his sons Brian Olson of Austin, TX and Bradley (Cindy) Olson of Wake Forest, NC; and many nieces and nephews. Harvey is preceded in death by his parents Howard and Minnie Olson, and his brother Alfred Olson.

The family of Harvey would like to express their deepest gratitude to HopeWest Hospice of Montrose and First Light Care for their kindness and wonderful care of Harvey during his battle with cancer.

There will be a Funeral Service for Harvey on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. at the Crippin Funeral Home Chapel in Montrose, Colorado with burial in Dwight City Cemetery in Dwight City, Kansas. In Lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to HopeWest Hospice of Montrose at 725 South 4th Street, Montrose, Colorado 81401. Arrangements are under the care of Crippin Funeral Home and Crematory. (970) 249-2121