Ronald Duane Olson

Ronald Duane Olson

Sept. 26, 1938 – Jan. 17, 2021

Ronald Duane Olson, 82, died peacefully on Jan. 17, 2021 in his home in Post Falls, Idaho, with his wife and two daughters at his side.

Ron and his wife, Elaine Olson, lived and worked in Homer, Alaska from 1990-2001. Ron worked through South Peninsula Hospital in Long Term Care and later in Home Health. He also worked at Community Mental Health working with special needs individuals.

Ron and his wife, Elaine, were leaders of the Intercessors of Alaska.

They left Homer to work together in assisted living group homes for adults with physical and mental handicaps, both in Wasilla and Anchorage. They later retired in Post Falls, Idaho. Ron was an ordained minister, a chaplain and street evangelist, as well as a missionary to many countries in Africa and South America.

He is survived by his wife, Elaine Olson of Post Falls, Idaho; his daughter, Kim Olsen (husband, Ron Olsen) of Homer, Alaska; daughter, Beth Hopper (husband, Tim Hopper) formerly of Wasilla, Alaska; grandchildren, Jamie Seifert Bottoms, Aaron Seifert, Lorenda Seifert and Kayla Seifert Smith, formerly of Homer, Alaska, and Brian Hopper, David Hopper, Heather Hopper Smitherman, Jonathan Hopper and Katie Hopper, formerly of Wasilla, Alaska; brother, Larry Olson of Crozet, Virginia; 19 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.