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John S. Olson
JOHN S. OLSON, 54, of Fort Wayne, was called home Saturday, April 30, 2005, at Parkview Hospital, following a long battle with Lou Gerhigs (ALS) disease. Born July 5, 1950, in Fort Wayne, he was a sprinkler fitter for Shambaugh & Sons Contractor. He was a member of the National Sprinklers Fitters Local 669. He was a member of St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church. He was a soccer coach and enjoyed carpentry. Survived by wife, Jan A. Olson; father, Richard B. Olson and stepmother, Mary Smith-Olson of Fort Wayne; sons, E.J. (Christina) Olson of Fishers, Chad (Erin) Olson, Adam (Sarah) Olson and Andrew Olson, all of Fort Wayne; brothers, Michael (Kathleen) Olson of Fort Wayne, James (Tracy) Olson of Clermont, Fla., Frederick Olson of Angola, Joseph K. Olson of Logansport, Charles Olson and Richard G. (Elise) Olson, both of Fort Wayne; sisters, Mimi (John) McArdle of Austin, Texas, Phyllis (Jim) Millhouse of Fort Wayne, Victoria Gates of Coldwater, Mich. and Patti (Bill) Rivera of Fort Wayne; four grandchildren, Cameron, Dylan, Lillie and Charlie; 23 nieces and nephews; 14 great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Olympia Olson. Mass of Chrisitan Burial is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church, 1320 E. Wallen Road, with calling one hour prior to Mass. Calling is also from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 E. Dupont Road, with vigil at 4:30 p.m. Burial at Catholic Cemetery. Memorials to Olson ALS Foundation Inc., 433 Council Drive, Fort Wayne, Ind., 46825.
Published by Fort Wayne Newspapers from May 1 to May 2, 2005.
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Jan and boys...We treasured the last 6 days with all of you. What a great time to remember our beloved John. We loved John and love all of you!
Eric, Coelen and girls Trier
May 5, 2005
Jan and Boys, Our prayers are with you. Paul and Jan Antor
Paul and Jan Antor
May 3, 2005
Dear Jan and Family,
While I don't believe we have met, we feel like we know you and felt we knew John. I am Coeleen's aunt and she has been very good about keeping us up-to-date on John's illness. We have prayed much for your family and will continue to do so. I lost a husband to cancer when I was 39, so do understand the loneliness and pain that goes along with it. Trust and keep family and friends close to you. Eventually things do get better, I promise you. You were a great wife, from what I hear and stood by him even when you knew what the outcome was going to be. God loves you. Embrace that love now.
Fran and Stan Kozlowski
May 3, 2005
Jan: I pray God will keep you and your family in his care at this difficult time. You have been a saint in caring for John. Connie
Connie Lawrence
May 3, 2005
Jan and Family, we were saddened to read about John. We know it has been a difficult time for every one, but we know he now is at peace.
We send our love and prayers to each of you!
Lavon & Ardis Miller
May 2, 2005
Mr. Olson was a great man that I will miss very much. Chad Olson and I roomed in college and I have many great memories of Jon that I will never forget. My deepest sypmathy for everyone in the family.

Joe Carcione
May 2, 2005
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
John Ormiston and Family
May 2, 2005
My heart goes out to the Olson family, I will be keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.
Kristina (Elonzae) Brown
May 2, 2005
Jan and boys, I was saddened to hear of John's passing. A wonderful husband and father will be missed, I'm glad I had the opportunity to know John.
Jon Adams
May 2, 2005
Many happy childhood memories shared with Johnny. It makes me sad that he was taken so young. God bless him and his family.
Becky Dawson
May 1, 2005
Our condolences to the Olson Family
Jonathan/Nathaniel Prodouz
May 1, 2005
our condolences to your family
terry and jean warner
May 1, 2005
My condolences to John's family. He will be missed.
May 1, 2005
John Olson was/is A very good friend, neighbor and parent. Very helpful in raising a wonderful family. A true friend.
And remember... friends are forever.
Patrick Murphy
April 30, 2005
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