NORWAY: Anthony “Tony” Robert Olson, 41 of Norway died Thursday, June 7, 2018 at his home following a sudden illness. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM, Friday, June 15, 2018 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Norway with Father Brian Dellaert as Celebrant. Visitation will be from 4 – 7 PM on Thursday in the chapel at St. Michael’s with a 7 PM Scripture Service. Private family interment services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the family. Phillips Funeral Home – Vinton is in charge of arrangements.
Tony was born March 2, 1977 at St. Francis Hospital in Waterloo. He graduated from Benton Community Schools in 1995 and attended the University of Northern Iowa where he graduated in 1999 with a degree in business management. He worked for Great American Financial for nearly twenty years.
He loved fishing, watching cartoons, especially Ren and Stimpy and SpongeBob and concocting ‘interesting’ recipes. He was an avid fan of the UNI Panthers, MOPAR, the Oakland Raiders and the Kansas City Royals. Tony was also known for giving the people close to him nicknames.
He is survived by his two daughters, Makayla Ann and Makenna Grace Olson and their mother, Tiffany Olson all of Atkins; his mother, Michelle (Jeff) Matheny of Van Horne; his siblings, Tamie Matheny (Paul Erger) and Matt (Stephanie) Matheny all of Van Horne; his nephews and nieces, Tate Kettler, Ashlyn and Caden Erger, Nate and Gabe Matheny and his paternal grandparents, Jim and JoAnn Olson of Waterloo.
Tony was preceded in death by his father, Robert Olson and his step-mother, Marge Olson.
Condolences may be left at: www.phillipsfuneralhomes.com.