Eric Gale Olson

January 8, 2022


Eric Olson
Manti, UT

Eric Gale Olson “Gus” 72, of Manti, UT passed away on January 8, 2022 in Salt Lake City, UT.  He was born May 26, 1949 Minneapolis, MN, to Arthur Ernfred and Mary Isabel Clark Olson.  

Eric married Joanne Marie Tetner October 30, 1969.  While living in Minnesota, he made an ice-skating rink in the backyard every winter carrying on his father’s tradition. During the summer, Eric enjoyed gardening and swimming in the pool. As a do-it-yourselfer he excelled in vehicle and household repairs. Eric worked in creative fields from piano tuning, owning his own music shop, and designing commercial advertisements. He relocated to southern Utah with his family in 1997 where he later completed his B.S. in Communication at Dixie State University.  He enjoyed documenting all of life’s events with photographs and videos. He was a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he most recently served as a teacher for the 7-8 year olds. He loved children for whom he always had a soft-spot. 

On July 6, 1976, Eric was sealed to wife Joanne for all of time and eternity in the Washington, D.C. Temple. He enjoyed traveling and exploring places from ghost-towns to historical sites across the USA and Canada where he also visited his grandson. Eric traveled abroad to Israel, Mexico, Romania, Ukraine, Moldova, Germany, Russia, and Italy. 

He is survived by his wife, Joanne Marie Olson; children, Noah, Sarah, Rebecca, Adam (Shannon), Elizabeth, Jacob, Enoch (Shelley), and eight living grandchildren; siblings, Arthur [deceased] (Katherine), Bruce (Bonnie [deceased]), Craig (Linda), Darrell (Carol), and Luann (Leno). Returns to his Heavenly parents and greeted by his parents, eldest brother, twin siblings, and five deceased grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be held on January 15, 2022 at 11:00 am. in the Manti Stake Center, 555 East Union, Manti, Utah, where friends may call for viewing from 9:00-10:30 am.  Online guestbook and live streaming of the services can be found at under Eric’s obituary.  Funeral Directors:  Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti.

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Recording of Service


24 Hour Viewing
January 15, 2022

9:00 AM
Manti 3rd Ward Chapel
555 East Union (Stake Center)
Manti, Utah 84642

Funeral Service
January 15, 2022

11:00 AM
Manti 3rd Ward Chapel
555 East Union (Stake Center)
Manti, Utah 84642

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