Robert Lowell Olson, 50, of Coulterville, Ill., son of area resident Sharon Olson, died Saturday, April 19, 2014, as a result of an accident.

Robert was born Oct. 31, 1963, in Spring Grove, a son to Leland and Sharon Olson. On Jan. 24, 1987, he married Bobbi Jo Puls in Irving, Texas. Robert was a pipefitter with Local 15 for 23 years.

Robert enjoyed fishing, hunting, barbecuing and loved spending time with his granddaughters.

Survivors include his wife, Bobbi Jo Olson; two daughters, Samantha Jo Olson and Alexis Olson, all of Coulterville, Ill.; mother, Sharon Olson of Spring Grove; stepmother, Jan Olson of Dodge Center; grandmother, Elvina Bratland of Spring Grove; two brothers, Patrick (Lisa) Olson of Dodge Center and David (Leah) Olson of Kasson; two sisters, Sharyl Chicos of Spring Grove and Brenda (Duke) York of Rochester; three grandchildren, Haylie Vuichard, Taylor Vuichard and Ariyah Jo Nelson; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his dad, Lee Olson, one stepsister, Marissa Munson, grandparents, Glenn Bratland and Lenard and Rosella Olson.

Robert's wishes were to be cremated.

A visitation and prayer service were held at United Methodist Church in Dodge Center on Saturday, April 26, with the Rev. Dave Westlake officiating.