Wednesday, December 30, 2015
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST
St. Patrick's Catholic Church
630 S. W. Silver Lake Rd.
Traverse City, MI 49685
(231) 943-4633
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Wednesday, December 30, 2015
11:00 AM EST
St. Patick's Catholic Church


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Grand Traverse Area Right to Life
P.O Box 5416
Traverse City, MI 49696
(231) 946-9469
Web Site


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Cherryland Floral
1208 S. Garfield
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 941-5761
Driving Directions
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Blossom Shop
1023 E. Eighth St.
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 932-9470
Driving Directions
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Life Story / Obituary


Frank Gerald Olson, 75 of Grawn, died Saturday, December 26, 2015.

He was born on June 17, 1940 in Traverse City the son of Edward L. and Dorothy L. (Courtad) Olson.

Frank retired as a Captain Firefighter with the City of Traverse City in 1993 after 25 years. He had also been the Interim Chief and Fire Inspector. Frank previously worked with BATA as a health Ride Driver of 11 years and while living in Cleveland he worked for 7 years with General Motors.

Frank enjoyed hunting, fishing, motorcycle riding, camping and most outdoor activities. He was a member of the St. Patrick's Catholic Church.

Frank is survived by his wife, Barbara Lee (Brown) Olson, they were married on March 3, 1962 in Ohio; children, Teresa (Brian) Amato, Matthew Olson and Douglas (Tracy) Olson of Traverse City, Phillip ( Cheryl) Olson and Timothy (Kim) Olson of Grawn; grandchildren, Jonathan, Brandon, Rachel, Michael, Benjamin, Ryan, Heather, Alex and Grace; great-grandchildren, Erin, Nikolas, Haley, Sophie, Serena, Juliana, Maryn and Maijanna; siblings, James Olson, William (Rose) Olson, Ann (Richard) Schaub, Robert (Vivian) Olson, and Mary (Tom) Anderson all of Traverse City and Arthur (Marcia) Olson of Mesick and sister-in-law, Jane Olson of Traverse City.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Donald Olson; nephew, Dale Olson; niece, Cindy Olson and sister-in-law, Wilma Olson.

Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be held 11:00 am, Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. The family will greet friends starting at 10:00 am. Please visit www.lifestorytc.com to sign the guest book and share a message with his family. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Grand Traverse Area Right to Life. The family chose Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.