Dennis Olsen

Feb. 24, 1931-June 2, 2017

PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Services for Dennis Stanley Olsen, 86, of Palm Harbor, Fla., will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Christ Lutheran Church in Cottonwood.

Dennis died Friday, June 2, 2017, following a brief illness at Suncoast Hospice in Palm Harbor.

Dennis was born Feb. 24, 1931, in Duluth to Stanley and Amy (Dahl) Olsen. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and retired after 25 years in 1973. He obtained a bachelor of arts degree from Southwest State University then worked for United Bank in Cottonwood.

He was a proud member of the American Legion and the Sons of Norway. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Cottonwood and St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Tarpon Springs, Fla.

Survivors include his three children: Debra (and Stanley) Benefield of North Beach, Md., Dennis Alan Olsen of Anthony, and Patricia (and Salvatore) DeVarti of Palm Harbor, Fla.; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, LoDesta Landon Olsen.