Ronald R. Olsen 1927 - 2013 Lawrence
No service is planned for Ronald Ramon Olsen, 85, Lawrence, KS who died at his home in Lawrence, on May 15 after a battle with cancer. Inurnment will take take place at a later date at Pioneer Cemetery on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence.
He was born on June 9, 1927, in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, the son of Raymond and Norma Olsen.
Ron attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison where he received his BA, MA and PhD in Economics. Ron was a professor of Economics at the University of Kansas for over 38 years.
He married Mildred K. Jorgenson in 1949, and they shared over 63 years of marriage. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include two daughters, Jodde Olsen Lanning, Overland Park, KS and Dana Olsen Forio and husband, Paul Forio, Lawrence, KS and a son, Tod R. Olsen and wife, Karen Olsen of Camarillo, CA; two brothers, Glen Olsen and Thomas Olsen and wife, Carol Olsen, all of LaCrosse, Wisconsin; six grandchildren, Stacee, Kortnee, Ian, Cale, Kendal and Devin; and eight great grandchildren, Evan, Grant, Jack, Brady, Autumn, Spencer, Aubree and Charlee.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Nana Rae Olsen.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Lawrence Habitat for Humanity, 720 Connecticut Street, Lawrence, KS 66044 or Grace Hospice Topeka, 3715 SW 29th Street, Suite 100, Topeka, KS 66614.
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