Olof “Oley” Olson
December 3, 1924 - September 21, 2021
Olof “Oley” Olson, age 96, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Tuesday, September 21, 2021.
Born in Premier, WV, on December 3, 1924, he was a son of the late Victor and Martha (Arrington) Olson. Oley proudly served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, earning 3 bronze stars while serving in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. He spent his career working as a maintenance electrician for General Motors at the Boxwood Rd. Plant. In his spare time, Oley enjoyed boating, camping, going to the movies, and cooking out.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Helen Marie (Lucas) Olson; son, Michael Olson; siblings, Margaret Olson, Gladys Merrix, Beatrice Rose, Howard Scruggs, and Virginia Rakes; and grandson, David Fawcett-Pedrick. Oley is survived by his children, Terry Olson, Sharon Kernan (Pat), Nancy Olson, and Rebecca Olson; 8 grandchildren; and many great and great-great- grandchildren.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 pm until 7 pm, on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will be held at 7 pm. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the Governor of Delaware. A committal service will be held at 1 pm, on Thursday, October 7, 2021, at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel, 2465 Chesapeake City Rd, Bear, DE.
The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the staff of Vitas Hospice for the exceptional care given to Oley during his illness.