Olof "Oley" Olson - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

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.


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19 Condolences for Olof “Oley” Olson

  • Dad, I will miss you always. I love you! 💕 Nancy

  • Pops was such a great guy to me. I have his smile in my mind contantly. And loved when I would say, “I love you Pops” and he would respond “I love you too”. May he Rest in Peace!

  • Thinking about all of you. Olaf will surely be missed. He was a real trooper!
    May he Rest In Peace!!❤️

  • You surely will be missed. Prayers for the family.

  • Oley will be missed by so many. He was the head of his large family and so many extended family it is hard to count.
    He was always good to me and I was blessed to have him honor me by walking me down the aisle in Las Vegas. Skip and I were so grateful to have him with us. He always loved a party and cruises he took with family and friends.
    I have known him since I was 10 years old and told him I loved him and he returned that to me. He fiercely loved his kids but was willing to share his love with some of his extra kids. I am so happy to have known him and will miss him.

  • So sorry for this, Uncle Olof was always a joy when he’d visit back home, (haha, I always called him unkie Oley) Loved that man!

  • Terry, Sharon, Nancy, Becky & family, So sorry for your loss of your dad, grandfather, great & great great grandfather. He will be so very much missed. He will always be Mr. Olson to me. He could be tough, strict and often a quiet man, with beautiful blue eyes and a smile that could light up a room. Sincere Condolences to you all. R.I.P Mr. Olson

  • My family has many fond memories of his visits to southern WV. Sending my love to the family!

  • Oley was a great guy. God and all will welcome him in heaven, but we will miss him here on earth. God bless you

  • Becky and Family, Your Pop was the last great of the whole gang. Im sure my dad and your pop are sure glad to see each other.There carrying on and having a good time that’s what I would like to think. He would always talk about my dad whenever you had a get together. Thinking of all of you at this time. Deepest sympathy and God bless! Love to all! 💕

  • I love you and miss you pop pop! ❤

  • Dad even though you are gone your memories will forever be precious and the blessing is that you are still alive in me. I miss you so much and want to tell you I love you very much.

  • Becky and family- I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad was always so nice and friendly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time

    Robyn And Bob Craighton

  • Sharon and Family,
    We are so sorry for the loss of your father. I’ll forever cherish those memories of fun times spent with him especially our trip to Disney. Please accept our sincere condolences to you and your family.

  • We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I didn’t know him well but I do remember that He had a really nice smile. Prayers and love for all of you.

  • Sharon & family, So sorry for your loss of your dad. He will be so very much missed. I have wonderful memories of the times together with your family that I will forever cherish. Thinking of all of you at this time. Deepest sympathy! Love to all! 💕

  • Mr olson was always such a sweetheart way back in the day when I was dating Terry. He had such a rich full life. My heart goes out to the fsamily

  • I worked with Terry, every day, for nearly 25 years. I only met his dad briefly on a couple of occasions, but remember Terry would always bring up things that his dad said, did, or taught him. It was an honor to attend the viewing, pay respects to a wonderful man and speak with Terry.
    -Bobby J-

  • Olof Olson var min fars kusin. Olofs far Victor Olson var född på Gotland i Sverige och emigrerade till USA West Virginia 1904. Beklagar sorgen och att jag inte fick träffa min släkting Olof innan han gick bort. Det är först nyligen som jag genom släktforskning kunnat följa Victor Olsons öden i West Virginia. Tidigare har jag bara läst om honom i några gamla brev från Victor och dottern Beatrice till min farmor (hans mor) och till min far Hilding Stahle.
    Troligen kommer väl detta meddelande för sent för att någon släkting skall kunna läsa det. Men jag vill så gärna ha kontakt och har en del brev, foton och släktuppgifter om Victor Olson att sända över om någon är intresserad. (lassestahle@gmail.com)

    ***Olof Olson was my father’s cousin. Olof’s father Victor Olson was born on Gotland in Sweden and emigrated to the USA West Virginia in 1904. I regret the sadness and that I did not get to meet my relative Olof before he passed away. It is only recently that I have been able to follow Victor Olson’s fortunes in West Virginia through genealogical research. Previously I have only read about him in some old letters from Victor and daughter Beatrice to my grandmother (his mother) and to my father Hilding Stahle.
    Most likely, this message will arrive too late for a relative to be able to read it. But I would very much like to be in contact and have some letters, photos and family information about Victor Olson to send over if anyone is interested. (lassestahle@gmail.com)