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Friday, November 12, 2021

Obituary - Daniel William Olsen

Daniel William Olsen, age 69, of Raymore, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, November 9, 2021.

A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, November 21, from 1 to 3 pm at Centerview, 227 Municipal Circle, Raymore, Missouri. Floral deliveries are to be made prior to 5 pm on Friday.

Daniel was born on August 28, 1952 to Kenneth and Vivian Olsen of Eureka, Kansas. After graduating high school, Daniel went on to continue his education, ultimately receiving his Juris Doctorate from Washburn University of Topeka School of Law. In the late winter of 1985, Dan was joined in marriage with his wife Margaret “Peggy” (Eisenmayer) Olsen on February 9th. Their union was blessed with two sons, Alex and Ian.

Dan was a partner with the law firm of Van Hosser, Olsen & Eftink for twenty seven years. He served as the Raymore Municipal Judge for twenty five years; Lake Winnebago Municipal Judge for twenty three years; and Garden City Municipal Judge for one and a half years. Then Dan served as Cass County Associate Circuit Judge, Division V, for twelve years and eight months. He retired in December of 2018.

Dan was the charter president of the Raymore Peculiar Sunrise Optimist Club. He was supervisor of the American Royal College Livestock Judging Contest for fifteen years. He was a Missouri Conservation Department Hunter Education Instructor; a leader for NRA Youth Hunter Education Challenge; and a Cass County 4-H Shooting Sports leader for thirteen years. Dan loved fishing, hunting, the farm in the Flint Hills, and most of all his family and friends.

Dan was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Vivian Olsen; and brother in law, Dave Browning.

He leaves behind his loving wife of over thirty-six years, Peggy Olsen; two sons, Alex Olsen (wife Elizabeth) and Ian Olsen (wife Rachel); three sisters, Anna Browning, Jane Bengtson (husband Dennis), and Rita Anello (husband Ross); and two grandchildren, August and Elias.

Contributions can be made to the following two organizations:

“Cass County Extension”, % John Vic Grice, 718 Lark St., Raymore, MO 64083. Please indicate “Shooting Sports” in the memo.

A memorial for Daniel Olsen has been established at the Kansas State University Foundation. Contributions may be sent to: KSU Foundation, 1800 Kimball Ave., Ste 200, Manhattan, KS 66502; please indicate fund M47374. To make a gift online, go to www.ksufoundation.org/give .

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, Missouri 816.322.5278