Paul 'Stan' Olson
Oct. 15, 1932 - Aug. 22, 2012
Paul 'Stan' Olson of Genesee Depot died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, at the age of 79. He was born in Galesburg, Ill., the son of Paul and Charlotte Olson.Ê
Stan owned and operated Creative Tours & Travel and Stan Olson Group Tours.
Stan is survived by his children, Stephanie of Waukesha, Michael of Gulfport, Fla., and Mark (Shellie) of St. Petersburg, Fla.; stepchildren, Lynn (Ryck) Roberts of Genesee Depot, Jon Dahle of Acworth, Ga., and Kelly (Kim) Rathbun of Spring Valley, Minn.; grandchildren, Richard and Spencer 'Stanley' (Kayla, fiancée) Roberts, Eric and Mark Dahle, Jesse, Mickinzie and Megan Rathbun and Ellie Olson; a brother, Ted (Rose) Olson; and a sister, Joanne (Steve) Hirshfield. He is further survived by nieces and nephews. Stan is also survived by his lifelong friend and caretaker, Diana (Randy) Melody of Genesee Depot.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Peter, and a sister, Jean.
Stan traveled worldwide with his travel agency and student group travel. He was Stan the Man.
In his early years, he was a high school football coach, a vice principal at Greenfield High School and he enjoyed every sport there was. He was a pro golfer and gave free lessons to any one that would listen. Everyone who met him was a friend for life.
The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at LynnWood of Delafield for the personal care they gave him, especially the special attention he received sitting out on the porch, and loving him like a father. A special thank you to Allay Home Hospice Brookfield staff: Thank you for the 24/7 attention you gave to Stan in his last days.
Private services for the family only will be held.
Memorials in Stan's name are appreciated to Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, 701 Northview Road, Waukesha, WI 53188.
Church and Chapel Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 549-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary or leave condolences.