Glenn O. Olson

March 21, 1954 - July 19, 2021
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Krause Funeral Home Brookfield
21600 West Capitol Drive
Brookfield, WI 53072
Thursday 7/29, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Krause Funeral Home Brookfield
21600 West Capitol Drive
Brookfield, WI 53072
Thursday 7/29, 5:00 pm

Glenn O. Olson passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 19, 2021, at the age of 67.  Survived by loving wife of 44 years, Lori (nee Haapakoski). Beloved father of Daniel (Maria) and Kimberly (Tim) Gittel. Cherished grandfather of Lexa. Brother of Jeff (Lynn), Greg (Susan), and (the late) Michael (Judy). Son of Marilyn and (theContinue Reading

Karen Hein left a message on July 29, 2021:
Thanks for the memories, Glenn. First memories are surrounding Castle Rock trips. You and Lori had the camper and lots of laughs to go with it. I don't know how the tires didn't pop from you and my dad on your beer run with the bicycle built for two. You would always bring friends, of all ages. You and Lori took my sister and I to a drive in with the big Suburban. I think it was Ghost Busters and maybe Back to the Future? Who knows, but you made it fun. Let's not forget about Chuck E. Cheese. Getting the old Buick out of the woods was exciting, too. I know us kids couldn't help much, but just being around you was enough, I believe! You had the biggest heart and I loved your voice. You are dearly missed, King of the Tube. Sending my love to you Lori, Kimberly, Tim, Danny, Maria and Lexa
Irene Lape left a message on July 29, 2021:
Lori, my sympathy goes out to you & your family with Glen’s sudden passing. Praying you’ll have quiet times for healing tears. Irene Lape
Nettie Sims left a message on July 29, 2021:
My deepest and heartfelt condolences to Lori, your children and the Olson Family(especially Jeff) on the loss of your beloved Glenn. He and I worked at A O Smith/Tower and served on the Executive Board of the Union together. He was a member of the Grievance Committee. I fondly called him "Big Guy". His size was bigger than his bite. He was a mild mannered guy with a big heart. I will truly miss my friend. In Sympathy and Love
Jeffrey Blaha left a message on July 29, 2021:
Glenn, i think there are no words to describe how much he will be loved and missed by countless people. I met him through my Father(Don Blaha) who recently passed away and since the moment i met him i thought WOW what a big man! Big in heart, big in mind and a endless love for people ! Just recently he jokingly said to me, "shut up you big baby, just get on it and ride" those words are burned in my mind forever. He was also the first person(even before our family) to visit him in the hospice he was placed in, what an incredible human being!
Susan & Doug Engel left a message on July 28, 2021:
We are so sorry for the loss of your Husband. Sending you and your family healing thoughts and prayers during this time
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Scott and Patti Weber left a message on July 28, 2021:
Glenn had a big mind, knowledge of many things, and his heart was even bigger…here there is an emptiness, but in Heaven there is great JOY, welcome Glenn❣️
Barbara Kreft left a message on July 27, 2021:
Glen was a good friend of Darrell Kreft who work with him at A,O, Smith. Darrell has been gone for 10 yrs. .Much to young to go I remember stopping with Darrell to see his cars, and shop on lisbon rd . MY condolences. Prays to Family..
Tom Sternig and Carol Durn-Sternig left a message on July 26, 2021:
My father, Andy Durn, was a mechanic at A.O. Smith. When I, Carol, was a kid, I remember this little sports car would pull into our driveway and this big, tall guy would get out of it. My dad would laugh and say "there's Olson" and wondered how in the heck he got out of that little car. Then they would talk shop. Years later, I met my husband Tom who just happened to work at A.O.Smith and knew Glenn. We were all meant to be. We were so sad to hear about his passing. Our deepest sympathy to all of his family.
Robert Schampers left a message on July 26, 2021:
Thoughts and prayers to Glen's Family. He hauled cars up here to 1ST CHOICE AUTO in Green Bay for years and we couldn't ask for an nicer person when he came up. was always great to sit and shoot the bull with about old cars. We talked about his collection sitting up north and his plans but I see the Good Lord needed His Collection up and running 1st. RIP Old Friend. You will surely be missed.
Abby and Scott left a message on July 25, 2021:
We met Glenn and Lori in early 1980s. Have many memories of snowmobiling, camping, motorcycles, travel. Will miss you so much, Glenn, and the good times we had together. Wish that we could still be making plans and having fun. Our love and condolences to Lori and their family, and many friends. Remember, Just a Swingin!
Steve Fritz left a message on July 25, 2021:
Big “O”. I called him, this guy taught me how to back up a Semi, he got me into plowing snow, working on cars, I did some carpentry work for him and many other projects were completed with him. I remember he was have trouble with something at his house up north. He asked if could give him a hand with it. We got there and working on it. Discovered we need an Allen wrench. I reach into my pocket and pulled out the only tool I had and it was the correct Allen wrench for the job. We laughed so hard, how was that even in my pocket. I’m going to miss you Big “O”. Condolences to Lori, Family, and Friends. Stevo
Renee M Kaiser left a message on July 24, 2021:
Some of my greatest childhood memories are of the times I spent with my Uncle Alfred,Aunt Marilyn,Mike,Jeff,Glenn and Greg.We spent a lot of time fishing of course. We even had a good time picking rocks in Grandpa and Grandma Olson's huge garden and we each got paid a quarter. We thought we were living large! Rest in peace my dear sweet cousin. You are leaving a big void that will be impossible to fill. You are loved and will be missed Love, Renee
Nancy Gittel left a message on July 23, 2021:
Our sincere sympathies goes out to Lori, Dan, Kim and the rest of the family. May the Lord be with you during this time of sorrow. I met Glenn when Tim and Kim were in high school and in the band together. Of course when they went to Prom together too. Glenn was always a happy go lucky guy. He also helped me a few times when I had car trouble. He said "You're family." Will miss his stories and his smile/laugh.
Todd Russ left a message on July 22, 2021:
I met Glenn nearly 25 years ago. His big hands and significant size was intimidating for a 27 year old new Principal. Over the years Glenn took care of my cars and took care of my students on numerous class trips. Some included Danny and Kimberley, but some were just because he liked hanging with the kids. I have so many wonderful memories of our trips to Chicago and Wisconsin Dells. Our combo runs down water slides were a spectacle and always ended with us laughing till our sides hurt. Lori, Dan, and Kimberly - My thoughts and prayers are with you and you mourn. May the hope of the resurrection and God's unfailing love comfort you during the days ahead. God Bless! Todd Russ
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