Keith Olson, 58, of Sunnyside went to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in Yakima.

Keith was born Nov. 10, 1954 in Bagly, Minn., the son of Floyd and Ruth (Johnson) Olson. His family moved to Washington and resided in the Sunnyside area until the time of his death.

Keith received his early education in Sunnyside.

He worked mostly in the agricultural industry throughout the valley.

Keith was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved the outdoors, especially the mountains and oceans. He also enjoyed gardening.

Keith is survived by his parents, Floyd and Ruth Olson of Sunnyside; three brothers, Gale and Robert Olson, both of Sunnyside, and John Olson of Moxee; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church in Sunnyside.

Those wishing to sign Keith's on-line memorial book may do so at

Smith Funeral Homes Ltd. and Crematory in Sunnyside is in charge of arrangements.


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