Kenneth Raymond Olson

January 22, 1942 - March 14, 2023
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St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
1860 Reid School Rd.
Taylors, South Carolina 29687
864-292-0430 | Map
Sunday 3/19, 2:00 pm

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Kenneth Raymond Olson, 81, husband of Julie Olson of Taylors, died Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at home. Born in South Haven, MI, he was the son of the late Elmer and Gladys Gunterberg Olson. Ken was a member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. He received his bachelor’s degree from Bradley University in Peoria, IL. HeContinue Reading

Tom Miller left a message on July 16, 2023:
Just received my spring/summer Bradley publication and Ken's obit was listed. We were fraternity brothers and lived together for a year off campus while the new Frat. house was being built. Damn, we talked about 10 years ago when the Frat had a reunion. He couldn't make it back to Peroria at the time. Good guy, my condolences.
Kim Scott Denney left a message on March 18, 2023:
Julie and Lacy, I was so sorry to hear about Keno. I know what a great husband and father he was to you and how happy he made you both. I know you will miss him, but cherish the memories you have together. He loved you both very much !!
Roger Olson left a message on March 17, 2023:
Ken was my older brother by 4 years. We grew up in South Haven, Michigan. We went to the same schools, played baseball on the same vacant lot next to our home and even learned to ride on the same bike that many other neighborhood kids did. When he was old enough to drive I got to ride in the back seat sometimes. I wasn’t with him when he rolled the family 1957 Ford! No one was seriously hurt. We lost our Dad when we were 20 and 16 respectively. That was a very tough time for us and our Mom and sister. Ken was a National Guard veteran. He did duty at the Detroit riots in the 1960’s. When he moved to South Carolina we didn’t see each other as often but we did pack a lot of fun into our time together. He was the Best Man at mine and Susie’s wedding. We boated in Lake Michigan and Lake Jocassee. We motorcycled and bicycled together. We climbed Table Rock and Paris Mountain and went to Biltmore Estate and the 2003 Masters. We sat in the driveway and drank beer too. Ken was a great brother and I will miss him more than words can say. He was very much loved by those who knew him and will be sorely missed by so many. Rest In Peace Ken. You deserve it. LOVE YOU BROTHER
Carol left a message on March 17, 2023:
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Yvonne Sharon Matthews left a message on March 16, 2023:
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Tony and Jackie Masters left a message on March 16, 2023:
Our deepest sympathies to Julie and all of Ken’s family members. It was a pleasure working with Ken and knowing him outside of work as well. What a terrific sense of humor and personality! One of the “good guys” for sure. He will be missed!
Trish left a message on March 15, 2023:
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Steve & Tammy Lister left a message on March 15, 2023:
Julie & Family, We were so sorry to hear the lost of Ken. Steve & Ken go way back to the Suitt Construction days. We will miss his smile on our walks. Great neighbors! Thoughts & Prayers will be with you in days ahead.❤️?? Steve & Tammy Lister
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