“With sincere sympathy to the Mike Olson family. Our community has lost a truly great man and true professional.
“We extend heartfelt sympathy to Mary and family on the sudden loss of Mike -from all of his former co-workers of Pinellas Central Bank, Bank of Indian Rocks and and Mid County Commercial Bank. Mike was one of those special people one meets in life who enriched each association with his subtle humor, knowledge, common sense approach and humanity. We shall miss him tremendously.
“Mike will be missed by all who knew him. He was a great public servant who always put service as the #1 priority. The Herrmann family sends deepest condolences.
May he Rest In Peace!
Love and Prayers
“Mary, please know our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. We wish we could be there with you in your time of need and sorrow. Love, Your 8 BALL cousins: Fred, Art, Susan, Mary, Mike, Robbie, Flo & George from all over the US
“Mike was a public servant from his first day on the County Commission until his final days as Tax Collector. I am proud to call him friend. He will be missed.
“Dear Mary & Fanily: Mike was one of the mose important people in the county and came from a great family. Our prayers go out to you and your family at this time. May God be with you. Margie Franklin
“He will be greatly missed, and hard to replace in office. Prayers to his family. From a retiree of the Tax Collector's Office after 27 years.
“It's difficult to categorize Mike Olson, family man, politician, administrator, hunter, musician. We worked together for ten years. I learned a great deal. He was a perfectionist. His highest priority was service. I' sorry I missed the chance, he suggested we would have coffee and break bread. My condolences to Mary and the family. He is in a better place and he went out with his boots on.
“We lost an extraordinary person. Hoping we get to fulfill his further vision for the county. So sorry for the family to lose their rock. May God's strength be with you.
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Mike Olson, the tax collector in Pasco County for 32 years, died Wednesday, June 26, 2013, the day after he suffered a stroke. Olson, a native of New Port Richey, served on the county commission from 1974-1980. He was elected to his first term as the county's tax collector in 1981. He also...Read More