Obituary: Darold Wayne Olson

August 6, 1935 – April 5, 2023

Darold Wayne Olson “Ole”, age 87, of Evanston, IL formerly of Door County, WI died peacefully on April 5, 2023, at home, surrounded by family. Beloved husband of Barbara Olson nee Malone, Loving father of Dennis Olson, Daniel (Keely) Olson, Lance (Sue) Olson, and Loren Olson. Proud grandfather Kelsey (Kyle) Becich, Kathleen (Tim) Hinkley, Karley Olson, Cassie Olson, Anissa Olson; great-grandfather of Liam and Reese Becich, Jack and Amy Hinkley

“Ole” was born August 6, 1935, in Sister Bay, Wisconsin to Clifford and Luella Olson nee Knutson. He attended Gibraltar High School, Fish Creek, WI. Darold spent 27 years serving the Evanston community as a firefighter and on his time off, mastering his craft in carpentry earning the title of Journeyman Carpenter. Outside of work, Darold enjoyed spending time outdoors golfing, camping, hunting, and fishing, he was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Cubs.

Visitation, Friday, April 21, 2023, 10:00 am until time of Funeral Mass 11:00 am at Saint John XXIII Parish, Saint Mary’s Church, 1012 Lake Avenue and Oak Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201. Interment, All Saints Catholic Cemetery, Des Plaines, IL

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Marty Leoni Memorial Fund, Evanston Fire Station Two, C/O Captain Chris Fochs, 702 Madison Street, Evanston, IL 60202 or via Zelle @847-910-7665. Funeral info: or (847) 675-1990