RANDOLPH, Kan.-- Donald Richard Olsen, 74, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019 at his residence.

He was born on St. Patrick’s Day, 1945, in Sterling, Colo., the son of Harold and Margaret (Cowdrey) Olsen and grandson of Danish immigrants, Anton and Marie Olsen. He attended a one room school house before attending Yuma, Colo., public schools where he was in FFA and 4-H. He was elected state president of the Colorado Future Farmers of America after high school graduation. He later earned a degree in agricultural economics from Kansas State University.