POULSBO — Rev. Leonard W. Olson passed away on Jan. 9, 2014. He was 98.
Born near Poulsbo on June 10, 1915, he attended Gateway Fellowship, formerly known as Christ Memorial Church, almost all his life, beginning at age 7, and became a long-standing member and elder. Licensed as a minister in 1948, he felt called as a missionary pastor to Alaska where he also remodeled several churches. He recently led his juniors in services in Poulsbo at Liberty Shores retirement home.
Leonard was a respected member of his church family, a beloved friend, and a sterling example of a follower of Jesus.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew in 1960 and Alice in 1976; his wife Genevieve in 1996, and a son Ronald in 2000. He is survived by his son, Ernie, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service honored his life Jan. 22 at Gateway Fellowship in Poulsbo.
— Family of Rev. Leonard W. Olson