Obituary: Robert George Olsen, 69


January 26, 2023

Robert George Olsen

Robert George Olsen (Bob Sr.) was born January 7, 1954 to Ray and Gladys Olsen in Arlington, Washington. He was their fourth son, joining older brothers John, Jim, and Ray Jr. Soon to follow was the youngest brother of the bunch, Mike.

In 1967 the family moved from their cattle ranch in Washington to pursue logging opportunities in Alaska, which landed them in Petersburg. It was a family business and every one of the Olsens had a hand in the operation. By the time he was fourteen Bob was operating trucks and heavy equipment, beginning his decades long career in heavy equipment operating.

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