Glenn C. Olsen

HANCOCK — Glenn C. Olsen, 87, a life-long resident of Hancock, passed away at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

Glenn was born in Hancock at the family home on January 26, 1930, to the late, J. Fred and Saimi (Kyllonen) Olsen. He was a 1948 graduate of Hancock High School, where he was a star player on the varsity football team.

He served overseas in the United States Navy from 1950 to 1954 during the Korean Conflict.

Glenn was united in marriage to Adele Irene Kendall on December 26, 1952. She preceded him in death on August 7, 2011.

He was employed at several businesses in Hancock, including the A&P Grocery Store for many years, and at the Copper Crown Motel, retiring in 1992.

Glenn was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Hancock since 1960. He and his wife belonged to several bowling leagues and the Runeberg Lodge No. 8 of Dollar Bay, where they enjoyed dancing. Glenn liked to laugh and often played pranks and jokes on his friends and family. He owned an apartment building in Hancock, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and he even built several boats during his lifetime.

He is survived by a sister-in-law, Lois Seiler of Calumet; a special nephew and niece, Norman and Barbara Kendall of the Hancock Canal area, who were his caregivers in later years; and also by nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at the O’Neill-Dennis Funeral Home of Hancock, with Rev. Scott Lindenberg to officiate. Burial will be at Lakeside Cemetery in Hancock.

Friends may call the funeral home for an hour before the service on Tuesday morning.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church, 401 Quincy St., Hancock, MI 49930 in the name Glenn Olsen.