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Ralph L. Olsen

December 15, 1937 March 29, 2015
Ralph L. Olsen
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Ralph L. Olsen, age 77 of Oak Park; passed away on March 29th after a long illness; beloved husband of 51 years of Carol Ann Koeller Olsen; loving father of son Michael Olsen of San Francisco, CA, daughters AnneMarie Olsen (partner Kurt Weissenborn) of Oak Park, IL and Sharon (Michael) Cifelli of Thorndale, PA; dear brother of Ruth Dumper of Gulf Breeze, FL.; fond son of the late Reba and Raymond Olsen. A lifelong academic, Ralph was awarded a Harvard College scholarship and the Harvard National Honors scholarship to The University of Chicago Law School; his degrees included a BA in American History from Harvard and an MBA from Northwestern University. He participated in the following clubs and activities: Verein Turmwatcher; Harvard Schools and Scholarships Committee, Harvard Club Events Committee; and the Cable Commission of Oak Park. He held finance and management positions and provided legal and financial analysis to the Illinois Commerce Commission. In addition to his academic success, Ralph felt that his three children were his greatest achievement. Memorial Visitation Saturday, April 11th from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion St., Oak Park. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to American Diabetes Association are appreciated.


Saturday, April 11 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.��

Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home

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