Kenneth Ronald Olson age 87 of Kingman, Arizona died March 10, 2016 in Phoenix, AZ. Kenneth was born February 3, 1929 to Eric and Erma (Nelson) Olson in Two Harbors, Minnesota where he grew up and graduated from Two Harbors High School in 1947.
After serving in the Army in Korea during the Korean Conflict, he returned to Two
Harbors and the DM&IR where he worked as a machinist. Work then took him to Babbitt, Minnesota; Superior and Casa Grande, Arizona; and Rawlins and Laramie, Wyoming. He moved to Kingman, Arizona upon retirement in 1995.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, an infant sister Ruth, a step son, and wife Phyllis (Patty) Cartwright Olson in 1988. He is survived by his companion of 27 years Jean Dearden Davis of Kingman, Arizona, (formerly of Scott City, Kansas); step-son George Cartwright of Pillager, Minnesota; cousins who were more like sisters and brother, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren as well as the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Jean Davis.
Kenneth requested cremation and a graveside memorial service that will held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at the Scott County Cemetery in Scott City, Kansas.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made for research for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) or for Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) or to any Veterans group or organization.