Richard H. “Rick” Olson

IRON MOUNTAIN – Richard H. “Rick” Olson, 59, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital.

Rick was born Aug. 14, 1954, in Iron Mountain, the son of Rose (Mercier) Olson and the late Carl Olson. He graduated from Kingsford High School in 1972 and was a lifelong resident of the area. Rick worked as a self employed painter for over 30 years.

He was an avid Green Bay Packers and NASCAR fan. Rick enjoyed hunting and golfing. He loved his grandchildren and always kept candy on hand for them.

Rick is survived by his children, Brian (Jodi) Olson of Sobieski, Wis., Mike (Patti) Olson of Iron Mountain and Mindy (Lee) Meendering of Sparta; grandchildren, Chase, Lauren and Gracie Olson, Cy, Jack and Sid Olson and Gabe and Jameson Meendering; brothers, Butch (Barb) Olson and Bruce (Ann) Olson, both of Kingsford, and Marty Olson of Iron Mountain; a sister, Kathy Rumpf of New Holstein, Wis.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Ron Rumpf.

Private family services will be held.

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The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon and Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain with the arrangements.