Shaun Olson: Services Set for South Kitsap Teen

Friends, teachers and others in the South Kitsap community remembered Shaun Olson, a kid with “a big heart,” following his tragic death Monday. Olson was injured Sunday in a car accident on Glenwood Road and died Monday at Tacoma General Hospital.


His funeral service is set for 3 p.m. on Friday at Rill’s Life Tribute Center in Port Orchard. Memorial donations may be made to the Youth Program at Adventures of Faith Church in Port Orchard. Find an online memorial at

The son of Randy and Maggie Olson, Shaun was a junior at South Kitsap High School, was involved in the youth group at his church and worked in Gig Harbor at McDonald’s.

“Shaun was a very impressive young man,” said South Kitsap High Principal Jerry Holsten.

Others who commented at the Kitsap Sun’s Web site on the first story about the accident, describe a young man who was kind, funny and easy to be with.

News of the accident traveled like wildfire throughout South Kitsap High School Monday and Tuesday thanks to the magic of text messaging.

Some people say technology has an isolating influence on American life. Here’s an example of how it can bring people together, rallying around a local family in their time of loss.

On behalf of the Kitsap Sun, I extend our condolences to the Olson family.

In related news, Kitsap County Sheriff Steve Boyer urged mourners gathering at the site of the accident to be cautious of passing traffic and wear reflective clothing.

3 thoughts on “Shaun Olson: Services Set for South Kitsap Teen

  1. To all of Shaun’s friends and everyone that he touched. We the family are overwhelmed, and deeply touched by everything that you have said and done. I know Shaun was proud to have known each and everyone of you. One last thing.

  2. I never got the chance to say my final goodbyes… I live in Chehalis now and I didn’t hear about anything until yesterday morning… and at that i didn’t hear about his service until about 5 pm last night… Shaun, you were an amazing kid… and I miss you so very much… WE ALL DO… To All of Shaun’s Family.. I am deeply sorry for your loss….. My wishes are with you!

  3. I didn’t know Shaun but just recently lost a friend due to similar circumstances. Words really cannot express the emotions and feelings you have when you experience something like this.

    God bless everyone involved with Shaun and may you know
    prayers are being said for him and all who knew him on a daily basis.

    Martha Madole
    Libertyville, IL

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