Obituary: Frank Andrew Olsson, 95, electrician, WWII veteran, Darien resident
Frank Andrew Olsson, a long-time Darien and Stamford resident, retired electrician and World War II veteran, died Friday, April 20, at the Jewish Home for the Elderly in Fairfield. Mr. Olsson, 95, was the husband of the late Katherine Teeter Olsson.
He was born in Stamford to the late Frank Andrew Olsson and the late Florence Maude Clowe.
Mr. Olsson graduated from J.M. Wright Technical School in Stamford and was an active member of Union Memorial Church in Stamford, where he served on church boards and enjoyed participating in the choir. His hobbies included gardening, woodworking, and operating his HAM radio station.
A World War II veteran, Mr. Olsson served in the 20th Air Force, 509th Composite Group, 603rd Air Engineering Squadron; serving in the 1st Atomic Group in the Mariana Islands.
Mr. Olsson was a retired electrician and member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers for more than 70 years. He was also a 63-year member of Union Lodge No. 5, A.F. & A.M. of Connecticut, in Stamford, and a 32 degree Mason in the Lafayette Consistory, A.A.S.R. In addition, he was a Noble in the Pyramid Shrine, Milford, A.A.O.N.M.S.
He was predeceased by his stepfather, Roland M. Clowe, a brother, John F. Olsson, and a sister, Dorothy Folke.
Mr. Olsson is survived by his two daughters, Janet Skigen and her husband Kenneth of Carmel, Ind., and Andrea Burke and her husband T. Michael of Trumbull; and two grandchildren, Jennifer Skigen and Timothy Burke.
A memorial service will be held Friday, April 27, at 11, at Union Memorial Church, 58 Church St., Stamford, with the Rev. Dr. Blaine Edele officiating. Burial will be private at Spring Grove Cemetery in Darien.
Memorial donations may be made to Boston Shriners Hospital for Children, c/o Pyramid Shrine, 158 Research Dr., Unit P, Milford, CT 06460
Edward Lawrence Funeral Home of Darien is in charge of arrangements.