Dan L. Olsen
1933 ~ 2012

Dan Olsen 79, passed away peacefully in American Fork, Utah, Nov. 26, 2012, from the effects of Parkinson’s disease. Dan was born March 21, 1933, in Axtell, Utah, the son of Newel and Alphilda Olsen. Dan grew up on the family farm in Axtell, Utah. He graduated from Gunnison High School and then attended Utah State University and Brigham Young University. Dan served our country in the Korean War and an honorable mission in the Hawaiian Islands for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Dan moved to Los Angeles for employment where he met Nadine Edgeworth and married her on August 19, 1961 in the Los Angeles LDS temple. Dan and Nadine made their home and started their family in Southern California. Dan’s employment took him to Napa Valley, California in 1974 where they raised their family and happily lived for 32 years. Dan was a faithful member of the LDS Church where he loved to serve others and had many callings.

Dan loved life and had many hobbies and interests that brought him happiness. They included tennis, raising canaries, gardening, grafting trees, ballroom dancing, reading and watching movies. His greatest joy came from his family. Dan loved being a grandpa and was a friend to everyone he met.

Dan and his wife Nadine operated a successful business, "Napa Valley Rubber Stamp" in Napa for 27 years. In 2006 they retired to American Fork, Utah to be closer to their family.

Dan is survived by his loving wife Nadine of 51 years and his children: David (Holly) Olsen; DaNae (Matthew) Peterson and Natalie (Darin) Burrell. Dan had eleven beautiful grandchildren; Ryan, Molly, Michael, Reed, Sadie, Joshua, Andrew, Noah, Madison, Hannah and Peyton. Dan’s greatest joy came from his wife, children, grandchildren and extended family who love him deeply.

Dan was preceded in death by his parents, sister Jean and granddaughter Molly.

Funeral services will be held Monday, December 3, 2012 at 11:00 am in the American Fork 38th LDS Branch Chapel, located at 2433 West 450 South, Pleasant Grove, Utah. A viewing will be held from 9:45-10:45 am prior to services. Interment will be in the Highland City Cemetery.

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