Thomas LeRoy Olsen, Jr., 77 of Columbia passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at Boone Hospital Center.
A memorial service will be held at 7 pm, Friday, October 19, 2012 at Parker Funeral Service. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 pm Friday at the funeral home.
Thomas was born November 30, 1934 in Minneapolis, MN to Thomas LeRoy, Sr. and Esther Grams Olsen.
He married Linda Goodson and she survives.
Thomas served with the U.S. Air Force from 1954-56. He was deeply devoted to his family, loved golf, playing cards, singing and dancing.
Thomas was an accomplished salesman, who strived for success in all he endeavored.
He was a member of the $3 golf club.
Survivors include: his wife Linda of Columbia; two sons, Jeff Olsen of MN, Dean Olsen and wife Carolanne of FL; three daughters, Keri Kotz and husband Steve of MN, Melissa Cottle and husband Brice of Columbia and Amanda Toepke and husband Joseph of Columbia; a sister, Sharon Snyder of MN and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Levon Frank.
Memorials may be given to The American Heart Foundation.