PHOENIX: (602) 906-9600 | PEORIA: (623) 486-1955

Date of Birth: October 06, 1933

Date of Death: March 01, 2023

Joseph E. Olsen, 89, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away Wednesday, March 1st, 2023. He was surrounded by his family. He was born on October 6, 1933 to Kenneth Olsen and Ruth Olsen in Chicago, Illinois. Joseph married Barbara West in 1955 and they had four children together. In 1960, they moved west from Oak Lawn, Illinois to seek opportunities in California, but didn’t make it that far after falling in love with Phoenix and the Arizona life. In Arizona, Joe was a partner at Southwest Marketing Company for many years. Later, he was a partner in Swimming Time Pool Supplies before retiring to enjoy his summer home in Prescott, attending sporting events throughout the Valley, and being the best Grandpa he could be. Joseph is survived by his wife, Barbara; their children Scott (Melanie), John (Lucretia) and Jennifer (Jeff); and his grandchildren, Nicole Cook, Daniel Olsen, Rebecca DaCosta, Dylan Baldridge, Patricia Olsen, Michael Olsen, Morgan Olsen, Chase Torp and Ian Torp and four great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, his son Steven, and grandson Brian.

Service Information

Gather with his loved ones and share your stories of remembrance on Friday, March 17th from 10:00-11:00 @ Best Funeral Services. 501 East Dunlap Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85020