At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.
Orange Heart Medal Foundation
American Legion Post 49
129 Michigan Ave
South Haven, MI 49090
Honor Guard Uniform Fund
Life Story / Obituary
William (Willy) Russel Olund passed away suddenly Saturday, July, 13, 2019 at his home from a farm equipment accident.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Richard Olund and Lorraine (Gordon) Schuitema.
He is survived by his Wife, Carla (Zobel) Olund, Children: Stacey (Olund) Tuccy & John Tuccy of California, Billie Jean Olund of Horton, Mi, Jacob Olund & Sara DeZwaan (fiance) of Ganges Twp, Joshua & Lindsey Olund of Grand Rapids, Mi. Grandchildren: Troy, Ryan & Grey Delamar, Tyler Olund, Nichole Olund-Mahamud & Santi Mahamud, Matthew Olund, Dana Olund, Khloe & Alexandra & Great Grandson, Isaiah Mahamud. Sister, Dianne & Bruce Schruer, Brother, Harv & Kelly Olund, Sister, Kathy & Mike Van Strein, Brother, Sam & Janet Olund, Sister, Julie & Dave Stephens & Brother, Karl Olund. Several nieces & nephews.
Willy will be remembered for his passion for everything he believed in or loved from his family, his friends, his life goals or his work in environmental test chambers, the electrical field and the World of Pizza. He loved traveling and spending time with old friends and making new friends. He wrote music, was a World Champion Pizza Maker, loved working on the farm with the land and his cows & his buffalo, Cinnamon Girl. Willy was known to have a sense of humor and always tried to make you laugh. He was working towards getting a Chemical/Biological Warfare Medal of Distinction passed for all those past, present and future who suffer from or died from Chemical/Biological Warfare. Willy's favorite quote was; " Everything happens for a reason." Sometimes you know right away why and other times you don't know for a long time but when you do know, it becomes very clear that God had a plan. We will always love you and keep you in our hearts and in our memories!
A memorial service will take place on Sunday, July 28 at 2:00pm with a one-hour visitation prior to the service, at American Legion Post 49, 129 Michigan Ave, South Haven, MI 49090.