Dr. Ronald K. Olsen, age 81, of Huntsville died on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013.
Ron was born Aug. 27, 1931 in Faith, South Dakota to Leona and Earl Olsen. At an early age, his family moved to Gettysburg where his parents started Gettysburg Motor Company. Ron married Marian Johnson. They had two children: Chris and Ronda. He served honorably in the U.S. Army. Ron attended the University of South Dakota and received the Juris Doctorate Degree. Ron’s career also included: Gettysburg States Attorney, civilian employee for the U.S. Air Force, NASA Southern Regional Inspector General, admission to practice before the Supreme Court of The United States of America, president of both the Alabama and Arizona Bar Associations, worked with the Federal Bureau of Investigation on numerous occasions, and a published author.
Ron is preceded in death by his wife, Marian Olsen and his parents, Earl and Leona Olsen.
He is survived by his children, Chris (Martha) Olsen and Ronda (Ray) Bellenfant both of Huntsville, AL; his sister, Dotty Gunsalus of Scottsdale, AZ; eight grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.
Funeral mass was held on Saturday Dec. 14, 2013 at 10 am at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Huntsville. Ron is interred, along with his wife, Marian, at Maple Hill Cemetery in Huntsville.
Condolences may be sent to Dotty Gunsalus, 6119 N. Granite Reef Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85250.