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“The Staff and Board of Directors of the Johnson County Heritage Trust are truly sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire...Read More »
1 of 49 | Posted by: Johnson County Heritage Trust - IA

“I cannot put to words how important Walker was to us at the Oxford Fire Department. I loved Walker like a little brother and admired him for his...Read More »
2 of 49 | Posted by: John R. Lovetinsky - Oxford, IA

“Olson Family and Kendra Walker will be deeply missed by his Brothers on the department, he will always be with us and never be forgotten. Our...Read More »
3 of 49 | Posted by: Jim Hennes - Oxford, IA

“Clint and Lisa, We wanted to extend our deepest sympathy and let you know that we were thinking about you. Bob Rohret & Family ”
4 of 49 | Posted by: Bob Rohret - St. Paul, MN

“The members of the Jefferson-Monroe Fire Department, Inc (Swisher) extend our sympathies to the family of Walker Olson. Firefighting is a...Read More »
5 of 49 | Posted by: Eugene Beard - Swisher, IA

“Such an amazing young man and he was so mature beyond his years. Always with that big grin and a heart was so big I don't know how it fit in his body...Read More »
6 of 49 | Posted by: Linda Gorsh - Oxford, IA

“Dear Family, Our condolences go out to you in this tough time. I am a friend and coworker of Todd at the CRFD. My son also knew Walker through Clear...Read More »
7 of 49 | Posted by: Hibbs Family - Oxford, IA

“Clint and Lisa, So saddened by the loss of your boy . My thoughts are with you . ”
8 of 49 | Posted by: Mike Yeries - oxford, IA

“I am deeply saddened by Walkers death .Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Olson family and Kendra . We are so greatful to have met such a kind ...Read More »
9 of 49 | Posted by: Jeri and Ben Halperin - Oxford, IA

“Olson and Drake family; So sorry for lost. Your in our thoughts and prayers.Jim and Sandy Davis ”
10 of 49 | Posted by: Sandy Davis

“Clint and family, Im so sorry for the loss of your son, he seemed to be a great man. Your loss is so great. Our hearts and prays go out to you all....Read More »
11 of 49 | Posted by: lu genck - washington, IA

“Dear Lisa and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my first born son when he was only 2 days old. He would be almost 12 years old now and...Read More »
12 of 49 | Posted by: Karla Wagner - Bellevue, WA

“I met Walker thru Kendra. He was a wonderful young man. I enjoyed hearing from Kendra what they did to enjoy life. He was not only really nice but...Read More »
13 of 49 | Posted by: jolene Bowman - North Liberty, IA

“Walker always made me laugh. I will never forget his smile. He was a good young man and will be deeply missed. My heart and prayers go out to the...Read More »
14 of 49 | Posted by: Sue Steele

“Walker, I have so many great memories with you, there's no way I can write them all on here. But one that I remember is when it was really icey out....Read More »
15 of 49 | Posted by: Kaity Drake - Oxford, IA - Cousin

“I am truly sorry for your loss Brother when you weep for me Remember that it was meant to be Lay me down and when you leave Remember I'll be at...Read More »
16 of 49 | Posted by: Bill Tandy - North English, IA

“We are deeply saddened for your loss. Walker was a great young man! He seemed to always have a good attitude and treated everyone well. You will be...Read More »
17 of 49 | Posted by: Brad Fox - Amana, IA - Principal

“To the Olson family - my son Robert was a friend of Walker's - also taking the Fire Science program through Kirkwood. Robert told me Walker just...Read More »
18 of 49 | Posted by: Margaret Adams - Iowa City, IA

“My dear Lisa and family, I have no words that will ease your sorrow. Know that I am thinking of you and praying for your family in the days to come...Read More »
19 of 49 | Posted by: Nancy Brown - Atkins, IA

“To Clint and family. I am so sorry for the loss of your son, he seemed to be a remarkable person whom I'm sure will be greatly missed. ”
20 of 49 | Posted by: linda mulherin - iowa, IA

“Olson Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you today and everyday. I knew Walker from Thiesen's and he was such a pleasure to know and work with...Read More »
21 of 49 | Posted by: Judy Steffen - North Liberty, IA

“Clint, Lisa , Tyler and families, We are so sorry to hear about Walker. By reading it sounds of it he was an amazing young man. There are no words...Read More »
22 of 49 | Posted by: Joe and Tammmie Ruth - Chariton , IA

“I happened to notice your loss while seeking information regarding a friend. I couldn't help but stop and pray for you all as you suffer this great...Read More »
23 of 49 | Posted by: Mary Ann Snyder - Cedar Rapids, IA

“Tyler and family: I was so sorry to hear about Walker's passing. You are very much in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. ”
24 of 49 | Posted by: Wilfrid Nixon - Iowa City, IA

“Lisa, Clint and Tyler, My thoughts and prayers to all of you. Walker was a great young man and had many things to do yet in his life, and was well...Read More »
25 of 49 | Posted by: Amy Butterbaugh - Williamsburg, IA

“To Walker's family and friends: Words cannot express how grieved I was to hear of Walker's passing. I was always happy and delighted to see Walker...Read More »
26 of 49 | Posted by: Andrea Clark - Cedar Rapids, IA

“Clint, Lisa and family, We are so saddened to hear of Walker's passing! Our sons Josh and Tyler were on the trap shooting team and Josh and Walker...Read More »
27 of 49 | Posted by: Chris and Rick Kasper

“Clint-I cried for you when I heard the news. We talked about our kids so many times... and I know words can't help... so just know I am thinking of...Read More »
28 of 49 | Posted by: Krista Turner - Iowa City, IA

“I am deeply saddened by the sudden death of Walker. I'm proud to have taught such a kind, warm, and hard working kid. My prayers and thoughts are...Read More »
29 of 49 | Posted by: Amanda Simpson - Oxford, IA

“Joe and I were always happy to see Walker in our doorway. He was quiet but unfailingly polite with us and always willing to help with whatever was...Read More »
30 of 49 | Posted by: Amanda Potterfield - Tiffin, IA

“My son was a friend of Walker's, he was also taking the fire science program through kirkwood. Your loss has broke my heart and you have my deepest...Read More »
31 of 49 | Posted by: Susie Siddell

“You all have my deepest sympathies. I have know you all for years and what a wonderful family you have. I only knew Walker very briefly but what an...Read More »
32 of 49 | Posted by: Andy Morlan - Oxford, IA

“I'm so sorry, Lisa and family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
33 of 49 | Posted by: Jessica Ahrendt - Anchorage, AK

“Lisa and family- I am so sorry for your loss. Walker was a wonderful person and I feel privileged to have had him as a student. I will always...Read More »
34 of 49 | Posted by: Tracy Murphy - Tiffin, IA

“Walker was such a nice kid, and was very fun to teach. He was always happy and someone who didn't have an enemy in the world. I am truly glad I...Read More »
35 of 49 | Posted by: Eric Glanz

“We are very sorry for your loss. Walker took care of our lawn for three years but he did so much more; Walker touched our lives and made them better....Read More »
36 of 49 | Posted by: Rick and Sherri Pitkin - Oxford, IA

“Words cannot describe how sorry I am for you loss. I only met Walker a couple of times. He was a close friend of my 2 sons on the NL department -...Read More »
37 of 49 | Posted by: Gwen and Dale Fangman - IA

“Dear Lisa and family, Mark and I are so very sorry for your loss and you are in our thoughts! Please let us know if there is anything we can do...Read More »
38 of 49 | Posted by: Anne Wright - OXFORD, IA

“Walker I'm gonna miss seeing you on your random excursions to Theisen's. It was great working with you and I can't believe of all people you were the...Read More »
39 of 49 | Posted by: Jake Sedlacek - tiffin , IA

“Eric: So sorry to hear about the passing of your nephew. He was so passionate about flying and was so excited when he won the Greencastle AeroClub...Read More »
40 of 49 | Posted by: Friend of Eric Drake - Tiffin, IA

“CLINT, LISA, TYLER, REID, MARLENE AND GIRLS, I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT WALKER. WHERE DO I START? HE WAS AN AMAZING YOUNG MAN. I OFTEN TOLD LISA...Read More »
41 of 49 | Posted by: THERESE SCHEBLER - OXFORD, IA

“Walker was by far the sweetest boy around. He was always there when someone needed a hand, always quick to give a wave and a smile. He will never be...Read More »
42 of 49 | Posted by: Marissa and Ethan - Oxford, IA

“We love Walker and are so sad for your loss. Your road ahead is long, but your family is right here with you always. Please don't hesitate when you...Read More »
43 of 49 | Posted by: Marlene, Reed, Kaity, Lori, & Sami Drake - IA

“Lisa and Family Our most sincere condolences go out to you at this time Walker was always a pleasure to be around, If there is anything at all...Read More »
44 of 49 | Posted by: Bobby & Julie Wade - Oxford, IA

“Words cannot express how sorry we are for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with your family. Walker was such a nice young man. Memories of the...Read More »
45 of 49 | Posted by: Steve Sherry Austin Alex Aiden Jiras - IA

“Lisa and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time. It is never easy to lose a...Read More »
46 of 49 | Posted by: Jen Panther - North Liberty, IA

“The entire Coralville Fire Department family is deeply saddened by the loss of Walker. Walker will truly be missed by the department it's members...Read More »
47 of 49 | Posted by: David Stannard - Coralville, IA

“Word can not express how sorry I'm for your lose. Please let us know if you need anything. Tony, Becky and Kelsey Schwartin-Byrd ”
48 of 49 | Posted by: Becky Schwarting - oxford, IA

“To Lisa and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Peace be with you. ”
49 of 49 | Posted by: Chris & Jeff Walls and family - IA


Walker G. Olson, 18 of Oxford died Monday, July 9, 2012, from injuries received while working near Frytown, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 13, 2012, at St. Mary's Auditorium in Oxford, Iowa. Burial with Fire Fighter's Honors will take place at the Oxford Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the St. Mary's Auditorium in Oxford. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Walker's memory. Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web @ www.gayandciha.com.

Walker Grant Olson was born August 26, 1993, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City the son of Clint and Lisa (Drake) Olson. He had attended Clear Creek Amana Schools, graduating with the Class of 2011. He had just finished his first year at Kirkwood Community College in the Fire Sciences Program, working toward his goal of becoming a full-time fireman. He started as a volunteer on the Oxford Volunteer Fire Department, and presently was also on the Coralville Volunteer Fire Department, and truly in his element! Walker was not one to sit still, he and his brother, Tyler had a mowing and snow removal service in Oxford for years, he enjoyed tearing down the mowers and putting them back together. He enjoyed trapshooting, hunting, woodworking, riding motorcycles, and was involved with flying lessons at Green Castle Airport to get his pilot's license.

His family includes his parents, Clint and Lisa Olson; brother, Tyler Olson; grandparents, Roy and Marie Olson, and Lon and Barbara Drake all of Oxford; uncles and aunts, Reed and Marlene Drake of Oxford; Eric and Rainy Drake of Jacksonville, FL; Todd and Jessie Drake of Tiffin; Alan and Tracy Olson of Philadelphia, PA; Mark and Carol Olson of Phoenix City, Alabama; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents.

Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service is caring for Walker's family and his services.