David M. Olson, former Communications Director at VenuWorks, died Friday, July 17, 2020 at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames, IA. He was 77. Following cremation, Dave’s cremated remains will be scattered by his family at a special place.
In his memory, support your local performing arts and please make memorial contributions, made in Dave’s name, to the Israel Family Hospice House, 400 South Dakota Avenue, Ames, Iowa 50014.
Online condolences may be directed to www.grandonfuneralandcremationcare.com
“Dave Olson has been an important part of my life for nearly fifty years,” said Steve Peters, CVE, President of VenuWorks. “We had worked together at the University of Iowa Center for the Arts and the Iowa State (University) Center before he came to work with us in 1998, the third person hired for the corporate office of what was then Compass, now VenuWorks. He carried himself with a quiet wisdom and a ready smile. He had a dry wit, and a calm demeanor that made him unflappable in even the most stressful of situations. He was my mentor and friend. Always bearded and philosophical, with an almost magical twinkle in his eye, he was our Obi-Wan.”