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Steven Olson 08/03/2023

Steven John Olson, (69), of New Richmond, Wisconsin, passed away on August 3, 2023, doing what he loved – riding his yellow Honda Gold Wing. While Steven left us far too soon, the impact he had on his family and friends will be felt for years to come.
Steven, fondly known as Steve, was born on July 28, 1954, and raised by Walter and Norma Olson.
He married his sweetheart, Vicki Olson, on October 2, 1976. Over the years Steve wanted everyone to know how he sold his prized possessions (an expensive carburetor and set of rare wheels) to purchase her engagement ring. Vicki and Steve spent the next 46 plus years together raising their two children and spoiling their four grandchildren.
Steve held many titles in his life. U.S. Army Veteran of 3 years, Kempo-Goju Karate Sensei, Ford Senior Master Technician, avid drag racing enthusiast and Volkswagen fanatic. However, his favorite role was being a grandfather.
Aside from his love for going fast, whether on one of his motorcycles or highly modified race cars, Steve was well-known for his direct, unfiltered speech and jokes. Those close to Steve understood the only thing larger than his mouth was his heart. He lived to help those around him in any way he could.
Steve is survived by his wife Vicki and two children, Kimberly (Adam) Steiner and Alex (Stacy) Olson; his brothers John (Tammy) Olson, and Craig (Theresa) Dormanen, and sisters Heidi (Russel) Halderson and Sandy (Bryan) Bibeau. He is also survived by his grandsons Henry Steiner, Charles Steiner and Walter Olson, granddaughter River Olson, and extended family and many friends. Steve was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Norma Olson, and his birthmother, Shirley Fischer.
Steve’s family will host a gathering to celebrate his life was on Friday, August 11, 2023, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The service was at Bakken-Young Funeral Home (728 S Knowles Ave) in New Richmond, Wisconsin. Military honors were performed at 3PM by VFW Post #10818 of New Richmond. Private family interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery in Glenwood City at a later date. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.


  • Alex Olson Posted August 5, 2023 8:11 pm

    Love you dude. Until we meet again.

  • Lisa Woletz Posted August 6, 2023 11:53 am

    So much love to you, Vicki and family ♥️🙏🏻

  • Susan Dorsch Posted August 6, 2023 1:13 pm

    Vicki, so sad to hear about Steve’s passing. I’m hoping that all the wonderful and happy memories with Steve will be all that you remember going forward. My heart goes out to you and I hope you are soon at peace with this terrible time. Your Cousin, Susan

  • Nawaf Posted August 6, 2023 2:08 pm

    You will be missed dearly.

    • Alex Olson Posted August 6, 2023 4:02 pm

      Mom wanted to say… “Thank you my Son number 2!”

  • Danielle & Shaun Sipple Posted August 7, 2023 10:38 am

    Alex and Family,
    I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. Please know that your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Brandie Posted August 7, 2023 5:46 pm

    Steve was always a funny guy I knew Steve from Phillips plastic where I worked with him he always had his fart spray and use it at just the right time RIP

  • Scott Lucas Posted August 7, 2023 5:54 pm

    Sincere condolences to the family. I will miss him .

  • Perry Johnson Posted August 7, 2023 7:05 pm

    After losing Debbie 5 and 1/2 years ago, I can say the best way to cope with your lost is to remember the good times. Hugs

  • Sensei E. Butler Posted August 9, 2023 12:19 pm

    RIP Steve.My Condolences to the family. Sensei Butler

  • marilyn heskin Posted August 9, 2023 4:19 pm

    Alex and family – I am so very sorry for your loss. Based on what you have shared, your dad seemed like a down to earth, great guy who loved life and his family. May you continue to share stories of his life with your kids for decades to come.

  • Sam Posted August 11, 2023 10:08 am

    Miss you buddy. Today we celebrate the joy you brought to our lives.

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