August 6, 1939 - October 5, 2021
Roy Edward Olson, age 82 of Porter, IN passed away on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. He was born on August 6, 1939 in Michigan City, IN to Roy and Florence (Riley) Olson who preceded him in death. Roy is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Zella (Roberts) Olson; son, Roy Edward Olson, Jr of Georgia.; daughter, Valinda Lee (Richard) Petty of Georgia; step-son, Randy Lee (LeeAnne) Jones of Alabama; two step-daughters, Tammie (John C.) Kelley of Westville, Rhonda Kaye (Jeff) Bishop of Valparaiso; two sisters, Elaine (Leo) Jelinek of Wisconsin, Kathleen Killingbeck of Nebraska; brother, Terry Lee Olson of Oregon; ten grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren; and many extended family members and friends. Roy served in the United States Navy and worked at National Steel, retiring after 20 years of service. After retirement Roy traveled the world training operators for US Steel. He was very active in the community, volunteering for many years at Duneland Resale. Roy was also Treasurer for Friends of the Indiana Dunes and volunteered many hours at the National Park and State Park. He was President of the Supervisory Committee of MWFFCU in Portage. Roy and Zella were avid square dancers and traveled to many conventions with the Yellow Rock Squares dance club. Funeral Ceremony will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 11:00 am at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso, IN. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 8, 2021 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Friends of Indiana Dunes, PO Box 166, Beverly Shores, IN 46301 or to Dunes Learning Center at https://duneslearningcenter.org/give.
Roy Edward Olson, age 82 of Porter, IN passed away on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. He was born on August 6, 1939 in Michigan City, IN to Roy and Florence (Riley) Olson who preceded him in death. Roy is survived by his loving wife of 41 years,... View Obituary & Service Information
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