Wade Richard Olsen Sr., age 78, passed peacefully into his Father’s loving arms on Sunday, September 15, 2019 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his devoted family. Beloved husband of Carolyn Schurb Olsen. Loving father of Kim Olsen, Janice Olsen, and Wade Olsen Jr. (Missy). Proud grandfather of Ian Richard Olsen. Brother of Gail Olsen Coley (George) and brother-in-law of Althea Schurb Ancelet (Bob). Nephew of Mae Schurb Capdevielle. Son of the late Richard Andrew Olsen and the late Corinne Coludrovich Olsen. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and neighbors. He was a graduate of St. Aloysius High School and attended Our Lady of Holy Cross College. Wade proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force. He retired from AT&T (Southern Bell, South Central Bell, and Bell South) and is a member of the AT&T Pioneers. Wade was a resident of Algiers until 1996 when he moved to Abita Springs. Wade was a parishioner of St. Jane de Chantal Church where he was a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 20, 2019 from 9:30 AM until 12: 00 PM with Mass starting at noon at St. Jane de Chantal Catholic Church 72040 Maple Street Abita Springs, LA 70420. A reception will follow the Mass at St. Jane Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jane de Chantal Church 72040 Maple Street Abita Springs, LA 70420 or St. Joseph Abbey 75376 River Road, Saint Benedict, LA 70457 in his memory. A private interment will be held at a later date. The family would like to thank the staff of Notre Dame Hospice and especially Kristi and Pam for their compassionate care.
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