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Ricky " Skeeter" Olson
Chapel Oaks Funeral Home Hiawatha
Hiawatha , KS

Ricky Lee “Skeeter” Olson, 55, of Hiawatha, went home to his Lord, Sunday, November 10, 2019, at St. Francis KU Campus, in Topeka surround by his family.

Skeeter was born at Horton, August 26, 1964, the youngest of seven children born to Herbert and Betty Adams Olson and has spent his whole life in the Robinson/Hiawatha area.  He grew up in Robinson where he attended school prior to graduating from Hiawatha High School.  Skeeter worked cement construction and trucking his whole life.

He was a loving father, husband, brother, son, uncle, and grandfather.   His grandkids were his world, they were his hobby.  He loved all kids.  Rick always had a smile on his face and, like his Dad, knew no strangers, and always willing to help.

On September 20, 2008, he was united in marriage to Mary Cavin Olson. They made fun of the fact that Rick had to change his last name.  She survives at home.

Other survivors include his mother Betty Olson, four brothers:  Doug (Lisa), Chuck (Teresa), Jeffery (Margaret), all of Hiawatha, Steve (Robin) of Burlington Junction, MO, two sisters:  Terri Campbell (Gary) of Clarksdale, MO,  Pam Gunnells (Steve) of Nolansville, TN, two step-daughters: Coltara Segenhagen (William) of Holton, KS, Jackie Catron (Shane) of Delia, KS, step-son Jeffery Adkins (Renee) of Topeka, KS, eight grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ricky was preceded in death by his father Herbert and his grandparents.

A Celebration of Rick’s life is planned for 11 a.m. Friday, November 15, at First Baptist Church of Hiawatha.  Pastors Blake Wyatt and Rich Lehmkuhl will officiate.  Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery, Robinson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to help funeral expenses in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, 124  S  7th St., Hiawatha 66434.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday.  The family will meet with friends at the Church starting at 9:30 a.m. Friday.

A special note of remembrance may be sent to the family at


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