Jay Lawrence "Larry" Olsen
ASHLAND: Jay Lawrence "Larry" Olsen, age 81, of Ashland, OH, passed away Monday, March 17, 2014 at his residence.
On July 24, 1932 in Helena, Montana, Mr. Olsen was born to Charles and Katherine (Moon) Olsen. He had been a resident of Ashland the past 55 years and retired from General Motors
. Mr. Olsen was a veteran of the US Army
serving during the Korean Conflict
and a member of the Ashland Open Bible Church. He loved doing word search, going to the movies, reading Louis Lamour books, traveling, woodworking, and treating his grandkids and great-grandkids to ice cream at the Merry-Go-Round (Red Stand).
On December 13, 1952 Mr. Olsen married Eura Querry who survives; also surviving Mr. Olsen are three daughters: Sherri (Bill) Cornell of Mansfield, OH, Robin (Mark) Timmons of Lake Worth, FL, and Lori (Tim) Briggs of Ashland, OH; one son, Jay (Kelly) Olsen of Missouri; 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; five brothers; two sisters; and very close friends, Richard and Shirley Willis of Johnson City, TN; and a nephew, Rick Martin of Ashland who helped care for him.
Mr. Olsen was preceded in death by his father, Charles Olsen; mother, Katherine Brown; and step-father, Carmel Brown; three brothers, and one sister.
Services will be held 6:00 PM Friday, March 21, 2014 at Heyl Funeral Home, 227 Broad St., Ashland, OH., with Pastors Richard Willis, Keith Harris, and Russ Hawthorne presiding. A Military Flag Presentation will follow the service conducted by the Ashland Veterans Honor Guard. Friends may visit with the family Friday from 4:00 until 6:00 PM at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Ashland Open Bible Church, Ashland Ave., Ashland, OH., 44805 or Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1050 Dauch Dr., Ashland, OH., 44805. An online register book will be available to express condolences to the family at www.heylfuneralhome.com