Christopher J. Olsen
1936 - 2021
Olsen, Christopher J.

August 5, 1936 - December 1, 2021

Christopher J Olsen, 85, of Plattsmouth passed away peacefully Wednesday, December 1, 2021. Chris was born August 5, 1936, in Boston, MA. He graduated from Brighton High School and joined the army his senior year. During his time in the army, he met the love of his life, Peg Robb, through a pen pal relationship while he was overseas. They were married June 13, 1959, in her hometown of Detroit.

After a few civilian years, Chris enlisted in the Air Force and he and the family lived in Nebraska, Germany, Maine, and Virginia, before retiring at Offutt AFB in 1977. After retiring from the Air Force, he worked in sales and sales mgt for Liberty Mutual Insurance in Omaha until his retirement in 1998. He was a resident of Plattsmouth and a member of 1st Presbyterian Church of Plattsmouth for over 40 years.

After retirement, Chris and Peg loved to travel and spend time with family and friends. A lifelong voracious reader, Chris was never without a book or word puzzle. He was a gifted card player and he enjoyed playing in Poker and Bridge groups for many years. Chris loved to tell stories and jokes and he had an uncanny ability to recall them with great detail. He loved Christmas and he said he was looking forward to spending this Christmas with his sweet Peg. Christopher J. Olsen was a world-class husband, father, grandpa, brother and friend and the world was a significantly better place with him in it.

Chris was preceded in death by his wife, Peg; mother, Lillian Aliseo of Boston; sisters, Connie King of Burlington, VT and Brenda Beers of New Brunswick, CA. He is survived by his children: Kirsten Wood, Plattsmouth; Matt (Lynette) Olsen, Omaha; four grandchildren: Ingrid and Evy Olsen, Omaha; Kendall and Jason Wood, Plattsmouth; brothers: Steve (Linda) Olsen, Boston; Bob Olsen, Denver; sister, Judy Massie, Middletown NY; and many nieces and nephews.

NO SERVICE. Memorials to Plattsmouth Volunteer Fire Fighters Association, 137 N 5th St., Plattsmouth, NE 68048.

Published by Omaha World-Herald from Dec. 3 to Dec. 5, 2021.
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Thank you for your Service May you be Granted Golden wings to carry you on your Journey to a Restful Peace
December 7, 2021
Thank you for your military service
Marc S
December 4, 2021
I have tons of memories of hanging with the Olsens as part of the Plattsmouth Promenaders. OK Everybody Yellowrock!
Carol Kellison Bohanan
December 3, 2021
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