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In Memory

Mark O. Olson

August 15, 2012

Mark O. Olson, a CSU facilities employee, passed away Sat., Aug. 11.

Mark O. OlsonHe had been a resident of Ft. Collins since 1987. Mark grew up in Superior, Wis., and graduated from Superior Senior High School in 1981.

Mark served for more than 5 years in the U.S. Army in Seoul, Korea. Upon his honorable discharge, Mark relocated in Colorado, first in Colorado Springs, then in Fort Collins, where for the last 15 years, he was employed at Colorado State University. While growing up in Superior, Mark enjoyed hunting and the outdoors and continued to enjoy them in Colorado as well.

He is survived by his wife, Cassi; their daughter, Harlie Leora, who will be 2 in December; his Mother, Leora J. Olson; brother, Paul R. Olson; and sisters, Jean M. Sullivan and Sandie Sloan.

Condolences can be sent in Care of Cassi Knapp, 2906 Cherly Street, Ft. Collins CO, 80524.

Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. and a Memorial Service will be held at 3 p.m., Sat., Aug. 18,  at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church.

One friend offered the following thoughts: “Mark was kind and generous to all he knew, not only sharing his wry wit and humor, but always there with the little things that count in life, like an offer to help move, or to carry groceries, or to fix your computer. The guy was smart as they come, even going so far as to invent a new board game he was in the process of marketing, but humble, always humble. He loved music and played guitar well. He always had a quote from some old song to stump you with. He wrote silly little songs for his daughter, Harlie, who always giggled and smiled whenever he sang one for her. And did he adore that child. She is his first child and he always marveled at how he could possibly be so blessed as to have her in his life, at long last. He was a ‘gentle giant’ …”

Contact: Dell Rae Moellenberg
Phone: (970) 491-6009