Bret C. Olsen

Bret Olsen (53) died Saturday May 23rd, 2015 at his home in Lawrence, KS. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 30th at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 3615 W. 10th Street, at 11:00am.

Bret Curtis Olsen, son of Robert “Bob” and June (Curtis) Olsen, was born December 6, 1961 in Redondo Beach, CA. He worked as a technician for Amarr Garage Doors. Bret was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and was an active leader in the Boy Scouts of America. He married Kimberly A. Petefish on May 4th, 1992 in Brea, CA.

Bret is survived by wife, Kimberly Olsen, Lawrence; two sons Brady and Blane Olsen, Lawrence; his mother June Olsen, Enoch Utah; and two sisters, Joy Sultan, Las Vegas & Jill King, Lehi Utah.

Bret was preceded in death by his father, Robert Olsen and a son, Bryce Eugene Olsen.

The family will greet friends from 10:00-11:00am one hour prior to the service at the Church. Interment will immediately follow at Clinton Cemetery in Clinton, KS just west of Lawrence.

Memorial contributions may be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Bret Olsen Memorial Fund and may be sent in care of the mortuary.


3 Condolences

  1. Travis Board on May 27, 2015 at 9:12 am

    A true friend. I could call needing help and no matter what was going on Bret would be there.

  2. Robert Smoot on May 29, 2015 at 8:35 am

    Bret seemed to do everything he could for his boys. He will be missed, but he truly gave of himself for his boys. For that he will be blessed throughout eternity. My thoughts and prayers are with the Olsen family.

  3. Joni Weiss on May 29, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    I was one of Brady’s teachers at Cordley in 4th-6th grade. I had many parent meetings with Bret, a very involved dad, which is pretty rare. Anytime we talked, his love and care for his boys was obvious. I live in the Prairie Park neighborhood, so our hearts broke for your family, when you lost Bryce. How very happy Bret & Bryce must be to see each other now! Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers, not just now, during this most difficult time, but in the months to come as well.

Leave a Condolence