Jordan T. Olson
Jordan Thomas Olson, 78, died at his home on Monday, August 15, 2011. Jordan was born on April 11, 1933 in Mankato, KS to Henry and Sada (Stohr) Olson. He graduated from Mankato High School in 1951 and attended Kansas State University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in engineering in 1960.
He served in the US Army in 1953 until 1955 and was honorably discharged as a Corporal. He married Janice J. Howard in July of 1952. After his graduation from college, he was hired by Boeing Company, located in Wichita, KS, moved to New Orleans, and eventually settling in Renton. He retired from Boeing in 1995.
Mr. Olson belonged to numerous professional organizations. His hobbies included woodworking, quilting, hunting, fishing, restoring vehicles including a Corvette, and a Firebird. He was the proud owner of two vintage John Deere tractors. He was a “Statler Stitcher” (an organization of quilters) and owned a long arm quilting machine. He designed and built his own home and furniture. He was extremely mechanical and resourceful. He enjoyed traveling, friends and playing bridge. He was noted as having a great sense of humor.
He is survived by his wife Janice; daughter, Brenda Morrison (Harold), Federal Way; grandchildren, Miranda Figgins, Richland, WA, Michael Jordan Figgins, Kent; cousins Leland Stohr, Mill Valley, CA and Duane Stohr and Martha Olson and family. He was preceded in death by his parents and only brother Edward.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Tentatively September 17th at his home.