Michael Olson

Service

Date: Tue, December 6, 2016
Start time: 7:00 pm
Location:
Merle Hay Funeral Home
Address:
4400 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, Iowa 50310
Arrangements By:
Merle Hay Funeral Home

Visitation

Date: Tue, December 6, 2016
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location:
Merle Hay Funeral Home
Address:
4400 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, Iowa 50310

Michael Olson

October 23, 1954 - December 4, 2016

Michael R. Olson, age 62, passed away on December 4 of heart failure at his home in Des Moines. He was the second son of Dale and Myrtle (Branham) Olson.

Mike was a 1973 graduate of Des Moines Technical High School and continued his education at Drake University graduating in 1977 with a degree in graphic design. After graduating, Mike was employed by Farm Bureau Services for over 20 years as Art Director in the days before computers. Due to his heart condition, he was forced into early retirement.

Mike was a gifted artist; he particularly enjoyed wood carving waterfowl and painting.

His passion was fishing. In 2000, he joined his wife at Johnston Bait and Tackle where he shared this passion with many customers that he came to call his friends.

Mike achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.

Mike is survived by his wife, Darcy; daughter, Leslie Jo and grandson, Elam Michael of Conroe, Texas; and stepson, Tim Glass of Des Moines.

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