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“I had the great pleasure of being Ricks nurse during his few stays at Northern Lakes.. He truly was inspiring and definitely a joy to have he always...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: stephanie Funk - Angola, IN

“So very sorry for the loss of Rick. His laugh will be missed along with his great love towards others. My thoughts are with his family. He had the...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Mark Wehrle - Fort Wayne, IN

“My deepest heartfelt sympathy goes out to the Olson family. You are in my prayers, as Rick has been for so long. Sales meetings at Kimball have never...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Larry Cary - Indianapolis, IN

“It's been a very long time since I've seen the Olsons! I used to run around with Rick's SIL, Emily. I had the privelege of babysitting Tucker and...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Kelly (Folzenlogel) Kurzhal - TN

“things people change. rick,s stayed true. the things he enjoyed in high school . family and fishing. old friends are not forgotten! ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: s. mark ryan - decatur, IN

“I was so very blessed to have been able to see Ricks smile and hear him laugh. His drive for the fight for a cure for ALS was amazing! I loved...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Lisa Long - Fort Waynr, IN

“I met Rick when he stayed at NorthernLakes. I was his second shift CNA. I only knew Rick for a couple of days, but what I knew of him, he was a great...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Laura Berry - Ashley, IN

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Please know that God will take good care of Rick and he is an awesome place now. Be strong and keep your...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Janice Smith Honeycutt - CANDLER, NC

“Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Another loss to this terrible disease. God Bless you all. ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: Rita Landry - St.Rose, LA

“Please accept condolences from the children of Bob Hohenstein who also died of complications of ALS in December of 2012. Our thoughts and prayers go...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Edie Seewald, Bobbi Barnes and John Hohenstein - IN

“Phillis - I'm so sorry for your lose. May God bless you & your family @ this difficult time. You are in my prayers. ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Michele Hetrick - Fort Wayne, IN

“Our Sympathy and Blessings to Rick's family. We're so glad his suffering is over, although it will be agonizing to live without him. For now his...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Tim and Karen Olson - MI

“We are thinking of all of you & praying for peace & comfort during this difficult time. God's Blessings. Cris, Beth & Rachel ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Beth & Cris Criswell - Fort Wayne, IN

“Rest in Peace Rick and I wish only the best for his family. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Diana Lemish - Charles Town, WV

Richard G. Olson, 54, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at home in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, Rick worked as a salesman and retired from Kimball Midwest. He was a graduate of Elmhurst High School class of 1977 and a member of the Webster Lake Muskie Club. Rick enjoyed playing Santa for many years, was an avid Notre Dame and NASCAR fan and his greatest passion was fishing. Surviving are his wife, Elise Olson; daughter, Kristen (Remy) Coles of Huntertown, IN; son, Tucker Olson of Fort Wayne; daughter, Anna Olson of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Cameran and Aiden Coles; brothers, Michael (Kathleen) Olson of Fort Wayne, Jim Olson of Clermont, FL, Fred Olson of Angola, Joe Olson and Chuck Olson both of Fort Wayne; sisters, Mimi (John) McArdle of Austin, TX, Phyllis (Jim) Millhouse of Fort Wayne, Vicky Gates of Coldwater, MI, Patty (Bill) Riveria of Fort Wayne and sister-in-law, Jan Olson of Fort Wayne. Rick was preceded in death by his parents Richard B. and Olympia Olson and brother, John Olson. Funeral Service is Saturday, 2:00 pm, May 25, 2013 at D. O. McComb and Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road with calling one hour prior. Rev. Jan Funk officiating. Calling will also be Friday, May 24, 2013 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm & Friday, May 24, 2013 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the funeral home. Burial in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Olson ALS Foundation, MDA of Fort Wayne or Heartland Hospice. To sign the online guest book, go to