Lt. Col Martin G. Olsen USAF (Ret.)
John A. Gentleman Mortuaries, Bellevue/Sarpy County Chapel
3402 Samson Way
Bellevue, NE
Olsen, Martin G. Lt. Col USAF (Ret.)

September 15, 1933 - October 9, 2021

Martin was born in Muskegon, MI to Gustav and Henrietta Olsen. He proudly served his country in the US Air Force for 26 years. In December 1960, he married his wife, Joy, and together raised their 5 children. After retiring from the Air Force, he taught in Omaha Public Schools, Eppley Treatment Center at Methodist Adolescent Unit, and was the Dean of Students at Bellevue East High School. Martin was an avid fisherman, gardener, woodworker and enjoyed being a member of the Bellevue Masonic Lodge and the Shriners' Chanter's Choir.

Preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jerry Olsen. Survived by his wife, Joy; children: Martin (Melinda), Jon, Susan, Carolyn (Roger) Bodnar, and Col. Peter (Tiffany) Olsen; 19 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; siblings: Lorraine (Jerry) Quigg, Barb (Mike) Krawchuk, Dick (Marlene) Olsen and Leslie Pastula.

Visitation Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 from 3:00-5:00PM with a Masonic Service at 4:30PM at John A. Gentleman Mortuaries Bellevue Chapel. Memorial Service with military honors Monday at 10:30AM at Immanuel Lutheran Church,104 Galvin Rd N, Bellevue. Inurnment at Omaha National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Immanuel Lutheran Church or Shriners Hospital for Children.


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Published by Omaha World-Herald from Oct. 13 to Oct. 16, 2021.
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Tami and Tom Moore
October 16, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers sent to all of you.
Manuela and Udo
October 14, 2021
Like Daniel 12;13 Martin will stand up for his lot at the end of the days.
Richard (Dick) Olsen
October 14, 2021
We are unable to travel but are so very sorry to hear of the passing of my eldest brother. He was a wonderful father, husband and member of the armed services for many years. He will be missed by all of us. Our blessings for Joy and his family.
Lorraine Olsen Quigg and Jerry Quigg
October 13, 2021
My deepest sympathy on the great loss of uncle Mart. He was a wonderful man. My prayers of comfort go out to you all. Xoxo
Lora Robinson
October 13, 2021
Olsen Family
October 13, 2021
Thank you for your military service
Marc S
October 13, 2021
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