Timothy “Tim” Olsen

Timothy “Tim” Olsen, age 51, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, died unexpectedly Thursday, May 27, 2021 at his home in Sioux Falls.

A memorial service will be 10:30 AM on Thursday, June 3, 2021, at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton, South Dakota.  Burial will be in the Yankton Cemetery at a later date.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home.  The service will be recorded and will be posted on Tim’s obituary page at www.wintzrayfuneralhome.com.

Honorary pallbearers are Mike Collett, Doug Lowe, and Brian Lemon.

Timothy “Tim” Olsen was born June 28, 1969, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to Ken and Mary (Huddleston) Olsen.  He grew up in Yankton, South Dakota and attended school in Yankton.  He was baptized and confirmed at First United Methodist Church in Yankton.  He was very active in sports while at Yankton High School especially in wrestling, where he became a two time state champion.  He went to wrestle for South Dakota State and finished his degree at the University of South Dakota, where he graduated with a Business Degree in 1992.  He married Michelle Harty later that same year.  They moved to Sioux Falls and Tim worked as a contract manager for Gateway for several years, which later became Acer.  Tim traveled all over the world for his job and was very accomplished and respected for his work.

Tim was a hardworking, determined, caring man who was always willing to lend a hand.  He was an avid learner and enjoyed politics and reading the news.  He loved sports especially baseball and rooting for the Minnesota twins.  He also enjoyed golfing and riding his Harley.  He loved his pets and especially loved his boys and his family.

Survivors include his three sons: Tanner Olsen, Tate Olsen and Treyson Olsen all of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; parents Ken and Mary Olsen of Yankton, South Dakota; twin sister, Tammy (Wes) Daisy of Yankton; brother, Brian (Denise) Olsen of Little Elm, Texas; two nephews: Jerrod (Elly) Daisy of Yankton and Matthew Olsen of Yankton; and one niece, Tayler (Dylan) Wilson of Yankton.

He was preceded in death by his two dogs: Zoey and Fred.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your local humane society as well all know Tim’s passion for animals.




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18 response to "Timothy “Tim” Olsen"

  1. By: MICHAEL RAYNIE Posted: May 28, 2021

    Olsen Family you have all been in my thoughts and prayers. May the Lord help you through this tough time.

  2. By: MARY LOU LOEB Posted: May 29, 2021

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  3. By: Dale & Sherrie Knudson Posted: May 29, 2021

    Sending hugs & prayers for your family.

  4. By: James Carter Posted: May 29, 2021

    My condolences to Tim’s family . Went to school with Tim,Tammy,and Brian. He was always smiling always got along with everyone. R.I.P. Tim

  5. By: PG Posted: May 30, 2021

    Tim is my good friend and he will continue to be though he is not here with us. It is diificult to forget the moments I had with him. I still feel sad that as a friend I could not help him as he was far away. Thanks Tim . Prayers for his family and I know you are missing him more than me. Time will heal all of us.

  6. By: Nancy Michael Posted: May 30, 2021

    So sorry for your loss. Tim was such a nice person.

  7. By: Rachel Rossiter Trabelsi Posted: May 31, 2021

    Prayers for all the family in Tim’s life. I went to school with Tim and can only imagine the massive loss to all the people around him. He was such a giant personality that used everything God gave him to make a difference! God bless all of his loved ones and may he rest in peace!

  8. By: Lynn S Posted: May 31, 2021

    So sorry to hear about Tim. My heart hurts for all of you. I pray God comforts you during this most difficult time.

  9. By: DaNell Tucker (DeLozier) Posted: May 31, 2021

    No words can ease your pain! I’m so sorry to all of Tim’s family and friends. He was a great guy and I always enjoyed having good conversations with him. You will see him again. Sending love and prayers to all!

  10. By: Lora Huddleston-Mullins Posted: June 1, 2021

    Mary, Ken & family, There are no words to express how sorry I am about Tim. Praying that God will comfort you as only He can. You will continue to be in my thoughts & prayers.

  11. By: Dave Lyons Posted: June 1, 2021

    Dear Olsen’s,

    My deepest condolences and prayers and May the days ahead brighten. I will forever remember Tim’s athletic prowess on the wrestling mat and his infectious smile.

    God Bless you, Tim and Rest In Peace

  12. By: Gary Boucher Posted: June 1, 2021

    I’m still trying to process the fact that Tim is gone. He was a great and close friend, and I will miss him. We started as colleagues at Gateway and as time passed, we became close friends. He believed in me and supported me in my career and he was there for me when my parents passed. Tim is now at peace and free of the trappings of this world. I have dedicated my daily prayers in the memory of Tim and for comfort for his family, especially his sons and parents. I have done as requested and donated to the Siouxland Humane Society in Tim’s memory. God bless you Tate and Tanner, parents, and extended family.

  13. By: Muthu Krishnan S Posted: June 1, 2021

    Dear Tanner & Tate,
    My deepest condolence and prayers. May his soul rest in peace. This came as a big shock to all of us, may god give all the strength to the family.

  14. By: Gary and LaDell Sletto Posted: June 1, 2021

    I am so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers. Love you

  15. By: Sam Kooiker Posted: June 1, 2021

    It was a privilege working with Tim at Gateway. Deepest sympathies to his family.

  16. By: Shellee Heinemeyer Posted: June 1, 2021

    Mary and family,
    I am sorry to hear of your loss. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. May the Lord bring you peace. Blessings,

  17. By: Doug and Marie Huddleston Posted: June 2, 2021

    Mary Ken and family, Our hearts hurt for you and the pain you are going through. Words cannot comfort you at this time in the loss of Tim. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending our love.

  18. By: Dennis Daisy Posted: June 3, 2021

    So sorry for your loss. We are praying for all your family. May God bless you all and bring comfort to your hearts.

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