CLAYTON, CA (Mar. 20, 2023) — Dennis was born in Forest City, Iowa Jan. 27, 1939 and passed on Feb. 15, 2023 at his home in Clayton. Dennis came to California when he was 3 years old. He lived in Contra Costa County most of his life with some years in Castro Valley. Dennis attended the El Cerrito Schools, became a barber, served in the Army Reserves and spent most of his career as a driver and sales for Svenhard Bakery.
Dennis’s passion was golf. He started playing when he was 13, and was a scratch golfer in his twenties. He played and won many golf tournaments over the years. Dennis was a longtime member of PMGA. For the last 25 years, he was employed by Oakhurst Country Club. Dennis was a 27-year resident of Clayton.
He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years Amelia, sons Mark and Kevin Olson, grandson Aiden, stepsons Eric and Andy Otto, and cousins and nieces in Iowa.
He was the best husband, father, Son. Services were held at Queen of the Heaven in Lafayette followed by a Celebration of Life. Donations can be made to Hospice of the East Bay who were supportive during his final days along with caregivers Teresa, Fernando and Michelle.