Official Obituary of

John Henry Olson, Jr

August 27, 1948 ~ February 25, 2024 (age 75) 75 Years Old

John Olson, Jr Obituary

           John Henry Olson, Jr., 75, Nevada, MO passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2024 at Nathan Richards Health Care Center in Nevada. John was born August 27, 1948 in Nevada to John H. and Edna M. (Shephard) Olson.

     John was raised in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School in 1966. He served in the United States Air Force from May of 1966 thru March of 1970 and reenlisted in 1972 serving until October of 1976. Following his years in the service, John worked in the gas and water pipeline construction field where he X-rayed pipeline around Lawrence, KS. His job also took him to the Illinois/Indiana border and then the Missouri/Oklahoma border. John also worked as a self-employed carpenter, for the City of Nevada at the water treatment facility, Walmart, and then worked as a driver for Wilkinson Pharmacy delivering medications until his retirement in 2010.

     John joined the Wind Riders in 1992 at their conception where he served as Treasurer and Sergeant at Arms. He participated in Toys for Kids Drive and other club activities such as the Bushwhacker Days Bike Show. He enjoyed camping, fishing, photography, and attending family functions.

     John was preceded in death by his parents, Edna (Shepherd) and John Olson, Sr. and his infant brother, Ronald. He is survived by his sister, Leona Lovell; a niece, Mary Ann (Brian) Mundell; a nephew, Dale Lovell; and numerous great nephews.   

     Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Balltown Cemetery in Horton, MO with Randy Call officiating. Services are under the direction of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, MO.

    Those who wish may contribute in John’s memory to the Wind Rider’s Toy Drive c/o of the funeral home.

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Graveside Service
March 2, 2024

10:00 AM
Balltown Cemetery
Earp Road
Horton, MO 64778


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