Keith T. Olson, age 45, of Brooklyn, passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at UW Hospital, after a long, courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born on June 23, 1968, in Madison, the son of Thomas and Lana (Blomstrom) Olson. Keith graduated from Oregon High School in 1986 and had been attending Madison College prior to his illness. He was passionate about playing baseball, loved coaching his son's baseball team and was a life-long suffering Cubs fan. Keith also enjoyed watching hockey, participating in fantasy sports leagues, outdoor activities, and always looked forward to the annual waterfowl and upland game bird hunting trip with his father, uncles and friends in Canada. His greatest joy was spending time with his sons and family.
He is survived by his parents, Tom and Lana; his sons, Tyler and Rion and their mother, Julie (Rich) Giese; aunts and uncles, Andy (Juanita) Blomstrom, Karen Blomstrom, Ed (Jill) Blomstrom, Nancy Olson, Patti (Leo) Mattern, Jim (Marlene) Olson and Scott (Dee) Olson; cousins, Anita Blomstrom, Todd Blomstrom, Brenda Mills, Scott Blomstrom, Shannon Koratco, Melissa Owens, Lauren Olson, Cole Olson, Cassie Frey, Kelli Olson and Aaron Olson; and very special friends, Trent Scanlon and Noelle Porter and her two children, Andy and Ally.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bob and Eileen Olson and Everett and Maxine Blomstrom; and his uncle, Mack Blomstrom.
Please join Keith's family for a Celebration of Life at GUNDERSON OREGON FUNERAL HOME, 1150 Park Street, Oregon, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., with a time for sharing at 6:15 p.m., on Friday, June 13, 2014. Private family services at Prairie Mound Cemetery will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions will be given to Portage Little League. Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.