Frank N. Olsen
Jan 16, 1930 – Nov 16, 2009
Frank N. Olsen
Frank N. Olsen, 79, passed away on Nov 16 at his home in Federal Way. Born on Jan 16, 1930 in Tacoma, to Justin and Anne Olsen, Frank attended Lincoln High School and in 1951, married the love of his life, Yvonne. He earned a BA in engineering from PLU and spent many years working at Boeing as a safety engineer. At Boeing, he worked on many missile and weapons systems, including the Saturn booster rockets for the Apollo program.
More important than work for Frank was his private life and family. He was an avid salmon fisherman, who also enjoyed netting smelt and eating crab. Frank's sharp sense of humor and enjoyment of life was shared with his friends and passed onto his family.
Frank is survived by Yvonne Olsen, his wife of 58 years, his sister Sonja, and his three children and their spouses: Julie and John Enges, Eric and Susan Olsen, and David and Anne Olsen. Frank loved and was immensely proud of his five grandchildren: Justin, Michael, Christopher, Tyler, and Meghan.
An informal open house will be held on Nov 21 from 1-4 pm at the family home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Federal Way Lions Club scholarship fund, P.O. Box 3552, Federal Way, WA 98063.
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