Robert Olson

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Memories & Candles

“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...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Teresa Asgeirsson - Murfreesboro, TN

“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,...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Heidi Paoli - Houghton, MI

“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...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Paul LeSage - Sun Lakes, AZ

“A true legend in the world of Copper Country Hockey. Peace be with you Bob and our family. ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Loyal O'Leary - Sun Prairie, WI

“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...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Chris Harkness

“Rest in Peace Bob! ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Steve Klinkhammer - WI

“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...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Ken Jacobson - Ironwood, MI

“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...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Sheila Ward - New Britain, CT

“I grew up listening to Bob on WMPL, he touched so many people in so many ways in a life well lived. ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Ron Tervo - Marquette, MI

“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...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Bethany Mutter - Rockford, MI

“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...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“My sympathy to Bob's family. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Marie Godell Fowler - MI

“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...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Chris Paananen - Chassell, MI

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.