Services held for Dr. John Bernard Olson, Sr
Sun, 09/22/2019 - 11:16am admin
Dr. John Bernard Olson, Sr., 87, husband of Sally Sapp Olson of Dawson, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House in Rock Hill, SC. Born August 20, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois, he was the son of the late Selmer Bernard and Agnes Blix Olson of Leonard, MN.
John began his studies at Bemidji State College and after serving in the U.S. Navy, earned a B.S. in Biology and a Ph.D. in Zoology at the University of Illinois. He then began a 28-year career as a professor at Winthrop University, serving as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences for several years. John enjoyed teaching Sunday School for many years at Westminster Presbyterian Church and took great joy in his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Sally; his son John Jr. and wife Amy, and their children Peter and Ari Olson; his daughter Kathy and husband Steve Marbert, and their children Josh and Katelyn Marbert, and Abbie and husband Cody Gibson; his son Bill and wife Vickie, and their daughter Adara; and his sister, Bonnie Olson and sister-in-law, Lois (Langseth) Olson.
He is preceded in death by his parents and brother Bill, who passed away in 1978.
A memorial service was held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 11 at Rock Hill Bible Fellowship with Pastor Ken Watson officiating. (1366 Amelia Avenue, Rock Hill, SC). Parker Funeral Home.
Published in The Herald on Aug. 11, 2019
Bonnie said she spoke to her brother several times a year. He always gave her a sense of security knowing he was there for her. If she had a question, he always had an answer. He was quiet and unassuming but extremely bright. He loved the Lord and she feels comfort in knowing that.
Submitted by Bonnie Olson