Brandon Ray Olson

PELKIE — Brandon Ray Olson, 20, of Pelkie, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, October 3, 2017, in Marquette.

He was born in Hancock on July 26, 1997, the son of Brian and Cynthia (Ellenich) Olson.

Brandon graduated from Chassell High School in 2015 and was pursuing his certification in the lineman program at Northern Michigan University.

Brandon loved making beats and listening to music. He made friends where ever he went and always had a smile on his face. Brandon always made people feel welcomed and comfortable. He played soccer and baseball in his younger days.

Brandon is survived by his parents, Brian and Cynthia Olson of Pelkie; his sisters, Nyomie Olson of Houghton and Shelby Olson of Pelkie; his niece, Aubrey Renee of Houghton; grandparents, Tom and Nancy Olson of Hancock, Doris and John Mayo of L’Anse, and Gary and Alicia Ellenich of Lower Michigan; great-grandma, Elizabeth Holzman of L’Anse; uncles, David Olson of Howard, Wisconsin, Tom Olson of Florida, Michael Olson of Hancock; and other uncles, his aunt, Jennifer Olson of Hancock; great-uncle, Leslie Haataja of Elo; and his special great-aunt, Hilja Kokko of Arnheim. He is also survived by many other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his uncle, Gary Ellenich.

A memorial service for Brandon will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 7, 2017, at the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse with Pastor Jesse Aho officiating. Family will greet friends at the funeral chapel on Saturday, from 12 noon until the time of the memorial service. Interment will take place in the Elo Cemetery.

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The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse has been entrusted with the arrangements.