RIP: Andy Olson
Rest in Peace ~ Andy “Pops” Olson ~ 1955-2008
Brother ~ Father ~ Uncle ~ Coach ~ Ref ~ Friend
”Gone, but never forgotten.”
Andy Olson passed away on November 19, 2008. Those who knew Andy can testify to his love for wrestling. It seems fitting that the final thing he would do in life is referee a wrestling match before succumbing to a heart attack.
Andy was born on October 23, 1955. He grew up in Madera where he found his first love… wrestling. He continued wrestling at Madera High School and Fresno City College. He then went on to coach and referee.
Andy had a love for people. He considered everyone he met a friend. He was “Pops” to so many. He wanted to point people to Jesus which he did so by caring for everyone he encountered. He never passed up an opportunity to help someone and never considered it an inconvenience to change his schedule in order to do so.
The family requests that remembrances be made to “His Hands Extended” — c/o 1150 E. Los Altos Ave., Fresno, CA 93710.