Roy A. Olson, Jr.
December 12, 1937 - April 6, 2020
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Roy A. Olson Jr., 82, died on Monday, April 6, 2020. He was born on December 12, 1937, the only child of the late Roy A. Sr. and Linette (Pechura) Olson in Highland Park, IL. Roy graduated from Highland Park High School in IL. He furthered his education at Bradley University where he earned his…

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Joe DeMarco left a message on April 20, 2020:
Roy was my advisor in the School Psychology program at UWEC. Always willing to take the time to help me find my way, I found him to be a valuable mentor. But more important to me I found him to be a contact at the university who was truly invested in my success and development both as a school psychologist and as a human being. I know that I am a better person for my encounter with Roy. I also know that I am not alone in this experience. Roy touched many lives and left the world a better place than it was when he found it.
Edwin Charles Miller left a message on April 16, 2020:
I was a student of Doctor Olson's in the mid 1970's. He was a great teacher, mentor, and friend. As a grad student, I along with many others was blessed to know and work with Roy. I learned as much about being a good person as I did about being a school psychologist from him. He shared so much more than his knowledge. I will be forever grateful for what he shared with me and so many others. Not just a great man but a Good Man. I thank God for all the lives he changed for the better, including my own. I do not mourn his passing, but rejoice in the wonderful life he shared so generously with so many.
Timothy Nyseth left a message on April 15, 2020:
In the mid-to-late1970s at UW-EC, Roy was viewed by me and the other graduate students as the heart of our school psychology program. Under his instruction and guidance, I completed four courses, two school practicums, and two clinical practicums. Roy was always the consummate professional. In the years that followed, he placed four of his graduate students under my training in the public schools, and it was during his visits to my school district to follow their progress that we developed a friendship. If I was able to help a lot of children, teens, parents, teachers, and principals during 32 years of being a school psychologist, then some of the credit rightly goes to Dr. Olson, my mentor. Thanks for everything, Roy!
Amy Dominski left a message on April 12, 2020:
I saw the notice in today's Eau Claire paper. I had Dr. Olson for a class in the mid 1980's while I pursued my degree in Speech Pathology. I remember the special connections made in Dr. Olson's class and his ability to make us all feel human, not just students in a class. I also have a memory of being invited to your home for a meal (breakfast?) as a class. No other professor ever did that and it was a kindness I'll never forget. I am truly sorry for your loss. Amy Dominski, UWEC BA 1987, MS 1988.
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