Scott Olson Obituary and Memorial Information


Scott Daniel Olson
On January 26, 2014, Scott Daniel Olson , age 47 of Marion Iowa, left this Earth for a better place after a fierce battle with influenza and pneumonia.
Born on April 3, 1966 to Dan K. and Jeanne Field Olson in DeQueen, AR. His family moved to many places while his father worked on Heavy Construction Projects. Scott attended schools in Colorado, Georgia, Montana and Minnesota, graduating from Darlington Academy in Rome Georgia. Some of his happiest years were at Darllington where he captained their Scholar Bowl team and won a National Merit Scholarship.
Scott graduated from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota with a dual major in History and Computer Science. He remained in the Twin Cities Area for most of the rest of his life working as a Software Engineer usually on Aircraft or Defense projects. He moved to Marion in 2010 to take a job with Rockwell Collins.
On December 30, 1998 Scott married the love of his life, Felicia Elizabeth Knight in St. Paul, MN. He took on a wonderful step-son, Damion Paul Schroeder and in October of 2003 they added their beloved daughter Danielle Marissa, making their family complete.
Scott loved airplanes, bird watching, games of strategy, traveling to National Parks and cooking for family and friends. Even as a small boy he enjoyed hunting and fishing especially with his father and brother James.
Scott is survived by his loving wife of 15 years Felicia Olson and his daughter Danielle both of Marion, IA, his step-son Damion Paul Schroeder of Birmingham, AL, his parents, Dan K and Jeanne F. Olson of Kalispell, MT, his brother James (Laurie) Olson and nephews Alexander and Zachary of Bellevue, WA.
There will be a celebration of Scott’s life later in the year.
In lieu of flowers, a Memorial for Scott D. Olson account has been set up at Collins Community Credit Union in Cedar Rapids to help the family with expenses.
You can mail donations to:
PO Box 10500
Cedar Rapids Iowa 52410-0500
Memorial Fund for Scott D. Olson
Or if you have an account with the Credit Union you can call:
319-393-9000 and transfer funds.
Alternatively, you can use Paypal:

Rest in Peace, Scott Olson

One of my two best friends, Scott Olson, passed away on Sunday after a long and hard bout with double pneumonia.
Friend, Husband, father. Roleplayer. Wargamer. Traveler. He taught me so much, it will be hard to explicate what he has meant to me.
And in a very real way, Scott Olson (along with his wife, Felicia) saved my life. Seriously.
Rest in Peace, Scott.

My 2013 Hugo Award Eligibility

My story “Newton’s Method” in TALES OF EVE, from Fox Spirit Press. is eligible for short story, (It is unfortunately the only story I published in 2013)
I am also eligible for Best Fan Writer!
I write reviews (SF Signal, Functional Nerds, Skiffy and Fanty, my own blog), do interviews (on SF Signal and Skiffy and Fanty) write columns (Roll Perception Plus Awareness, Mining the Genre Asteroid) and conduct SF Signal Mind Melds.
The Skiffy and Fanty Podcast, of which I am a part, is eligible for Best Podcast:

The SF Signal Podcast, of which I am an occasional panel member, is also eligible for Best Podcast: