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Dr. Ivan Daniel Olsen

October 12, 1938 ~ July 27, 2020 (age 81)


Dr. Ivan Olsen, 81, of Paw Paw, passed away Monday July 27, 2020 at his home. 

He was born October 12, 1938 in North Platte, Nebraska, the son of the late Ivan E.Olsen and Alice E. (Gustafson) Olsen.

Ivan served in the Army during the Vietnam War. During his service he implemented a dental hygiene program, ensuring the troops dental health was taken care of before they were deployed. He was awarded a Bronze Star for forming this program. Upon returning home from Vietnam, Ivan began his dental practice in Paw Paw for 38 years, retiring in 2008. Ivan was on the Paw Paw Planning Commission for more than 40 years. 

On September 22, 1961 Ivan was married to Lois Joy (Blood) Olsen who survives.

He is also survived by his two sons, John (Ann) Olsen, Craig (Veronica) Olsen; his daughter, Christina (Bryan) Price; five Grandchildren, Joshua Olsen, Allison (Noah) Harshbarger, Benjamin Soares, Skye Olsen, Collin Olsen; two great-grandchildren, Jameson and Amelia Harshbarger; three sisters, Joy Lucht, Faith Eppler and Precious (Liam) Atchison. Ivan was preceded in death by his brother, Dwight Olsen.

Due to the current conditions, the family will hold a private funeral service at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, Michigan. 

Memorial contributions for Ivan may be directed to the Talons Out Honor Flight at PO Box 280 Portage, MI 49081. 

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