Robert Olson

  • Born: February 8, 1931
  • Died: March 3, 2018
  • Location: Middletown, Connecticut

Tribute & Message From The Family

Robert was born on February 8, 1931 and passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2018.

Robert was a resident of Middletown, Connecticut at the time of passing.

Bob grew up in Superior, and graduated from Superior High School in the spring of 1949.

In 1953, Bob joined the United States Army and was stationed at Fort Carson, near Colorado Springs, Colorado during the Korean War.

Funeral services will be held in Middletown, Connecticut. A memorial service will be held during the week of the Canal Run on Thursday, July 19th at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of the Resurrection in Hancock, followed by a luncheon in the fellowship hall. Burial will take place at Lakeside Cemetery directly following the service.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Ramona, I met your dad only once but in that short time could see such a wonderful Godly man that loved you so much. I remember thinking how knowledgeable about the Bible he was and how I could have sat and talked with him forever. May you have peace knowing he is home and free of pain. I love you Ro and will be praying during this difficult time.

Posted by Teresa Asgeirsson - Murfreesboro, TN   March 06, 2018

Bob was a great man. I have many memories of the family when I was younger. And listening to him in the radio, he was our local legend! Many hugs, thoughts, and prayers to you all. May God give you all the love and strength you need. God Bless,
Heidi Paoli

Posted by Heidi Paoli - Houghton, MI   March 06, 2018

Bob was a great boss and a great mentor to many. He played a big part in my future career. I had the pleasure to work with Bob at WJPD in Ishpeming, MI. He was a person that you wanted to remain in your life forever. A wonderful man who inspired many with his caring and concern. His family can be proud to read these great remembrances from so many.

Posted by Paul LeSage - Sun Lakes, AZ - coworker   March 05, 2018

A true legend in the world of Copper Country Hockey. Peace be with you Bob and our family.

Posted by Loyal O'Leary - Sun Prairie, WI   March 05, 2018

I too grew up with wmpl and Mr. Olson was a local celebrity. Ramona... thinking of you and sending my sympathy. We were both lucky and blessed to have such great fathers. Here's to celebrating a life well lived. Chrissy

Posted by Chris Harkness    March 05, 2018

Rest in Peace Bob!

Posted by Steve Klinkhammer - Mount Pleasant, WI   March 05, 2018

Bob was a local radio legend on WJMS here in Ironwood as I was growing up. Our loss was WMPL's and the Copper Country's gain. He was a solid reliable reporter and our neighbor on the radio. He was missed when he left Ironwood, and I pray that he now rests in peace. My sincere condolences to all his family and friends.

Posted by Ken Jacobson - Ironwood, MI   March 05, 2018

My dear friend Bob,
I know you're happy and I am so happy for you my dear friend, but I along with so many will indeed miss you. As I pray for you my friend, please pray for me. God's blessings be with you on your new heavenly journey.
Love you in Jesus and Mary, Sheila S Ward

Posted by Sheila Ward - New Britain, CT   March 05, 2018

I grew up listening to Bob on WMPL, he touched so many people in so many ways in a life well lived.

Posted by Ron Tervo - Marquette, MI   March 05, 2018

Mr. Olson was a very special man who touched the lives of many. I never had the chance to meet him, but was touched by the incredible stories I heard of the life he lived from his daughter Perian. To the Olson family, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. God bless his beautiful soul.

Posted by Bethany Mutter - Rockford, MI   March 05, 2018

What a beautiful story of the life and legacy of such a wonderful man. God has truly blessed your family. So sorry for your loss, but we are all just passing through here on earth and this man truly has a place in heaven . God Bless you all and sending my love to all.
Denise Doran

Posted by A friend   March 05, 2018

My sympathy to Bob's family.

Posted by Marie Godell Fowler - Coopersville, MI   March 05, 2018

Our hearts are saddened by the death of a great man......we will always remember him with his broadcasts on the radio and his warm friendship he gave to everyone....our prayers go out to the family for comfort....what an honor to know your Dad....Gods peace to you all.....

Posted by Chris Paananen - Chassell, MI   March 05, 2018