Mr. Lennart Gustav Olson, 73 of Rockwell passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at the Kiser Hospice House in Salisbury.
Mr. Olson was born on May 26, 1943 to the late Evert and Anna Olson on Staten Island, New York. He was a graduate of Port Richmond High School on Staten Island, New York, Wagner College and Rider University. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church of Rockwell, and a member of Gideons International. He worked for 12 years as a Physical Education teacher at Sergeantsville School in New Jersey and 27 years in Christian School Administration.
Mr. Olson is survived by his wife Beth Olson of 51 years whom he married on June 19, 1965, daughter Nancy Patil and husband Steve of Rockwell, son, Jack Olson and wife Nancy of Lockport, New York, six grandsons, Jonah and Joel Patil and Alex, Timothy, Nathan, and Benjamin Olson, brothers, Edward Olson and wife Vicky of Reston, Virginia and Robert Olson and wife Ann Marie of Enfield, Connecticut.
The family will receive family friends at Bethel Baptist Church in Rockwell on Sunday, September 4, 2016 from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm.
The funeral service will be held at Bethel Baptist Church in Rockwell on Sunday, September 4, 2016 at 3:00 pm conducted by Pastor John Houghton. Burial will follow at Brookhill Memorial Gardens.
Memorials to Rockwell Christian School, PO Box 609, Rockwell, NC 28138 or to Gideons International, PO Box 743, Salisbury, NC 28145.
Powles Staton Funeral Home is assisting the Olson Family. Online condolences may be made at www.powlesfuneralhome.com.