Obituary: Dennis C. Olson

Dennis Clark Olson

STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA—Retired Covenant minister Dennis Clark Olson died September 18. He was 86.

Dennis was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on June 26, 1935. He earned a BA from Biola University and an MA and PhD from the California Graduate School of Theology.

He married Sharon (Stingley) Olson on January 15, 1959. They served churches in Yucaipa, Torrance, Sacramento, Arnold, Stockton, and Wilmington, California. Dennis was bi-vocational, also working as an x-ray technologist for 50 years. He authored a book on discipleship titled The Church Needs a New Model. He also served as a police chaplain and a Christian radio talk show host. Dennis was known for his love, generosity, compassion, and heart for evangelism and discipleship.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Sharon; children Michael (Eilene), Kathy (Debi), David (Denise), Stephen (Francine), and Erik (Michelle), thirteen grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, a brother Rick Hubbard, and sister Carolyn Olson Wright, and several nieces and a nephew. He was predeceased by his brothers Terry Olson and Greg Hubbard.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, November 6, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Colonial Rose Chapel, 520 N Sutter Street, Stockton, CA 95209.

Peace be to his memory.

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  1. Thank you, Covenant Companion for the heartfelt comments expressed online for retired Pastor Dennis C Olson. It is truly very appreciated ! In Him, Sharon Olson

    1. Mrs Olson,
      I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Pastor Olson. His years of ministry have pointed many to Jesus. My deepest sympathies to you and your family. May his memory be a blessing.
      Diane Trujillo Leavitt

      1. Hello Diane! It was just recently brought to my attention that you had left a very appreciated comment in regards to Pastor Olson’s obituary, It is so nice to hear from you . Thank you for your kind thoughts and memories of him. I do miss him terribly but I know his work was done here on this earth and he is celebrating the Lord now face to face ! Thank you again! Sharon Olson

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