With deepest sorrow, we announce Justin Peter Olsen, age 41, our beloved son, brother, father, family member and friend passed away suddenly in the early morning of December 25, 2020.
Justin was born November 28, 1979, in Wheatridge, Colorado. He graduated from Blue Springs South High School in 1998 and attended college at Missouri State University. Justin was an amazing artist and musician. He never missed a good concert and always felt at home in the mountains. He had a smile that would light up a room and a simply contagious laugh.
Justin was a skilled craftsman and masterful home builder. He had an eye for detail, and the talent and passion to make any project or home special. Justin could easily make something from nothing and turn nothing into something inspiring.
Justin’s love for his son certainly outshone any physical talents he had. He was a proud father and loved his son with all of his heart.
We know that Justin is now with his grandparents and other beloved past family members and is loved here on earth as well as in heaven.
Justin will be missed every single day by his parents, David and Monika Olsen of Lee’s Summit; his brother Josh Olsen and wife Sarah of Portland, OR; and the joy and light of his life, his 4-year-old son, Jace. He also leaves behind loving aunts, uncles, cousins and many great friends.
Justin had so much goodness, so much capacity to bring happiness to others and so much love. The world is a lesser place without him.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. One thing we know beyond a doubt about Justin is his desire to love, care and provide for his son, Jace, and his wish would certainly be to continue to do so. If you are able, in lieu of flowers or other comforts, please consider a monetary donation to an account set up strictly to care for Jace’s future needs. A check can be written to Jace Olsen and mailed to Angela Keller at 3829 SW Evergreen Ln., Lee’s Summit, MO 64082 or any Commerce Bank c/o Angela Keller. Thank you for your love, help & continued prayers.