Michael (Olie) Olson, 66 yrs. old of Muskego, WI, passed away peacefully on October 26th, 2023. Michael was born on 3rd March 1957 in Aurora, Illinois, to the late Ramon and Peachy Olson.
He attended local schools in Aurora, Illinois and graduated from East Aurora High School. In 1976 Michael received his appointment from Senator Adlai Stevenson to attend the AF Academy, he went on to earn a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana – Champaign, Illinois, and a master’s degree from Milwaukee School of Engineering Management.
Michael enjoyed deep sea fishing in Islamorada, Florida, and lake fishing in Wisconsin’s local lakes. He was an avid reader from historical to mysteries. He loved woodworking, RVing and waited intently for the Indy and Formula Car series to start every year. In summer he loved to dive, swim and sunbathe while barbecuing. Mike and Carol loved to travel to different countries together.
He was a man of many talents and endless kindness. He could fix anything and his generosity, humor and adventurous spirit led him to many lifelong friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ramon and Peachy Olson. Michael is survived by his wife Carol, his brothers, Ricky Dale Olson of Islamorada, Florida, and Robert (Gale) Dunning of San Antonio, Texas, and his sister, Sherrill (Mark) Dunning-Reilly of Windsor, California.
He was loved by so many relatives and friends. Uncle Mike left behind many numerous nieces and nephews who he taught how to swim as children. He will be dearly missed by the children.
A celebration of life visitation for Michael will be held on Saturday, November 18th, 2023, at Hartson Funeral Home, located at 11111 W. Janesville Rd., Hales Corners, WI. Memorial Gathering will be held from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm with services at 4:00 pm.