Retired Navy Vet Philip Olson Memorial Fund

Goodbye Phil Olson - Our Sailor

Despite having suffered from over six mild and cruel heart attacks, with approximately 13 stints and a defibrillator installed in his heart, Phil Olson never stopped being a caring member of our small community.


In his early years, he served our great country as an officer in the Navy and then went ahead to secure our community as a corrections officer. Even in his lowest times, Phil's integrity always stood the test of time. He would move on from one odd job to another to legitimately make ends meet.

For the rest of his life, he suffered from numerous health problems traced back to his time in the Navy. A hearing loss, multiple surgeries on different parts of his body, including his shoulder and neck, and countless heart attacks.

As the brave sailor that he was, Phil Olson fought gallantly for his life. On countless times, even in the heat of the COVID-19 Pandemic, his faith never wavered, and he looked towards every medical appointment with the glitter of hope in his eyes. He always made it through every medical appointment, until the last one, which he did not.

As we look on the brighter side to celebrate a life well spent, we are reminded of the financial responsibilities that have overwhelmed us.

Although Phil Olson did his best to save anytime he had the chance, his savings were depleted over the period of his sickness. His early retirement and his kindhearted nature, which made him susceptible to online fraud, also contributed majorly to his retirement funds' depletion.

While we're dealing with the loss of a veteran, we are also under pressure from various medical institutions to offset the unpaid medical bills which were left unpaid. His living expenses, which have added up to several thousand, and the necessary funeral expenses have also left us overwhelmed with shock and dismay.

At the moment, everyone in his family is doing their best to handle the little expenses. Unfortunately, they were not spared from the pandemic's negative impact, which has also made things hard for them.

My name is Bob, and Phil Olson was my friend's (Dave Olson)  brother. I have looked at the struggles that Phil's family is going through and have decided to let the world know about Phil Olson, an unsung hero.

Phil stood guard in the frontlines of Pearl harbor to guarantee the future of our country. Now that he is no more, I am calling on well-meaning people to stand with his family in this time of need.

Through this campaign, we are hoping to raise approximately $3,500 for the funeral expenses and $8,000 to take care of other incurred debts, which include hospital bills, utility bills, car payments, and other similar obligations.

We will put every donation received from this campaign into paying off these bills, and the leftovers will be donated to a charity organization here in Minneapolis.

Every donation and act of kindness towards this campaign will be much appreciated as you donate even the least pennies that you can spare to give Phil's remains a well-deserved rest.

We will also appreciate your gesture of love as you share this campaign across various social media platforms to help people know about Phil Olson.

Thank you for your love.




  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 13 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 16 d
  • Janelle Thomas 
    • $20 
    • 16 d
    • $100 
    • 16 d

Fundraising team (3)

Bob Willey 
Saint Michael, MN
David Olson 
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