Colleen K. Olsen

Colleen K. Olsen, 84, of Punta Gorda, FL, and a Huntington, IN, native, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, at Tidewell Hospice in Venice, FL.

Mrs. Olsen graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Arts in English literature. A long-time resident of Mt. Vernon, OH, she worked as an executive secretary to the president of Kenyon College, in Gambier, retiring in 1995. She and her husband were members of the First Presbyterian Church of Mt. Vernon, and she was variously a member of the Mt. Vernon Garden Club, the local National Kidney Foundation, American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association chapters.
 
She was born Oct. 13, 1934, in Huntington to Sylvester and Irene Sands Kreisher. She marriec David E. Olsen on Aug. 3, 1952, in Huntington. He preceded her in death on Aug. 24, 2004.

Survivors include a son, Steven (Marisol) Olsen, of Von Ormy, TX; a daughter, Cathleen (Gregory) Behrends, of Columbus, OH; and three granddaughters.
 
Calling is Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Deal-Rice Funeral Home- Huntington Chapel. A graveside service will follow at 3 p.m. at Mt Hope Cemetery, Huntington.
 
Memorial gifts may be made to American Heart Association in care of Deal-Rice Funeral Home, 338 E. Washington St., Huntington, IN 46750.
 
 Online condolences may be made at dealricefuneralhomes.com.