Ronny Duane Olsen, Sr.

On August 20, 2019 the world suddenly lost an incredible man, Ronny (Ron) Duane Olsen, Sr., at the age of 72. He was born July 1, 1947 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Donna and Clair Olsen.

Ron grew up in Kaysville, Utah. He graduated from Davis High School. After graduation he joined the Marine Corps and served in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star. When he returned, he married his sweetheart, Katherine Anderson in the Logan LDS Temple on September 26, 1969.

Ron and Kathy’s greatest joys are their four children and spouses: Ronny, Jr. (Cindy), Holly (Todd), Juley (Chad), Kristy (Jarod) and their 14 grandchildren and two spouses: Jordan (Taylor), Mason, Tyler, Jake, Makenly (Matt), Braxton, Jaiden, Corbin, Quintin, Logan, Ayden, Colton, Dylon and Payton.

Ron had many hobbies including golfing and being a part of the Huntsman Senior Games. He also enjoyed anything outdoors, hunting, fishing, archery, boating, shooting guns, driving his Razor, but most of all he loved spending time with his family.

Ron was known for his fun-loving, outgoing personality. Everywhere he went he knew someone or found someone to talk to. He was a great example of service as he would have dropped everything to help others.

“Crap, pa!” We will miss your fun, goofy personality. Thank you for being our biggest cheerleader, for your example of service, strong testimony of our Savior and eternal families.
We love you!! Husband, father, grandfather.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 1905 Rustic Dr., St. George, UT. Viewing will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will follow at the Tonaquint Cemetery, 1777 S. Dixie Dr., St. George, UT with full military honors.

Arrangements are under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, St. George (435) 673-2454.



10:30 to 12:30 pm

Second Visitation


1:00 pm


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
1905 Rustic Dr
St George, UT 84790


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12 Responses

  1. Enjoyed reading about Ron’s life he was a good man and a friend to all the ward and neighbors will miss him ❤️

  2. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I know that he will be missed deeply, especially by his grandchildren.

  3. Ronny has been an incredible friend. We were kids growing up in the same neighborhood and went to school together. After high school we lost track of each other until several years ago when we ran into each other at the sr games. Played golf whenever we could hook up. I admire Ronny. He always talked about and bragged about his family. I loved Ronny like a brother. My best to his Kathy and family.

  4. What a Gentleman he was. I just saw him when he came in the chapel just to say hello to me. He was always a friend to me. He was fun to be around and was Always kind to me. Very special man. I will miss him terribly. As a Marine also we would talk about the Marine Corps.
    Love Kathy as well. Both are two great individuals. Fabulous family and they will be in my prayers. I love them all. Very classy family. This is such a sudden shock to me. I will truly miss this funny and kind gift of a friend to me. I am overwhelmed.
    Gordon Slagle

  5. Kathy and Holly and the Whole Family,
    Thank you for sharing Ron with us! Each time we saw him, was full of happy. He’s still leading your family, he’s still praying for each of you, and he’s still beside you when life gets hard. He loves you.
    It may be difficult, but in the coming days, watch for the sweet moments that he will give to you. You’ll be so glad to have them to hold onto.
    Sending our love ❤️The Libby’s: Steve, Karin, Tanner, Macy, Bowen, Courtney, Spencer & Ev

  6. Dave Waters let me know of Ron’s passing. Ron was an incredible friend and neighbor. I will miss never seeing his wonderful smile again. God bless Ron on the other side of the Vail and his family this side. I am saddened by his passing.

  7. Kathy and family, it is with a very sad heart that I send you my condolences. I was shaken to hear the news of my funny cousin Ronny had left us. I’m so sorry for your loss and send you hugs and kisses to al at this heart braking time! May God lighten your hearts with the loving memories that you all have. My family and I love all of you and are keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers! Love you, Colleen Smith and Family

  8. What a tremendous loss to the St. George community. I’ve only known Ron 2 years through his leadership and efforts with the Huntsman World Senior Games but I have come to admire him and his outgoing, wonderful personality. I can see why all his friends think the world of him. He will be very much missed by many.

  9. Where do I begin??? I have known Ron since the early 1980’s. I was a teenager working at his parents music store. We worked together, golfed together, laughed and cried together. I watched as his kids grew up. Ron was a proud Husband and Father, and loved his family so much. Ron loved everybody. Ron loved Me! We became lifelong pals. Ron did many home prjects for me over the years, always with a smile, and never a charge. He was one you could count on at any moment. He helped me thru some tough health problems last year, just by being there as a friend, checking on me every week, praying for me and my family, stopping by just to give me a hug. Ron was like my big brother. Ron was one of a kind, and my heart is broken today. I will miss Ron’s smile and his laugh and his funny sense of humor. Thank you Ron for your life of love and caring. It made a difference in me. Til we meet again! I Love You Big Ron!! Condolences to Kathy and Family from the Nish’s.

  10. Kathy and family,
    We were sad and shocked to hear about the passing of Ron. A wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Many wonderful memories of him and the family in the Kaysville 6th ward. May you all be blessed and find love, peace and comfort as you remember the memories of you husband, father and grandfather.
    Love, Ron & Beth Mitchell

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