Kurt Ream Olsen Olschewski

1954 ~ 2024

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Kurt Ream Olsen Olschewski, was born on September 17th, 1954, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He departed from this life after some months of decline, at home, on January 15th, 2024; he was 69 years old. While many did not see him through his struggle, he remained such a noble, strong man, always doing his best to be present with his loving family. Although we lost our most beloved husband and father, many have lost a friend and loved one in him. He truly has been a rock to many.

Kurt was the second of five children born to Erich & Ethelyn Olsen Olschewski. He graduated from Granite High School and pursued a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah. Kurt worked multiple jobs while maintaining his status as a full-time student. He always prioritized family first. Unfortunately, he was unable to finish his degree due to financial hardships. He worked as a Machinist and Production Manager and later was able to work in the capacity of a Mechanical Engineer. However, throughout his life, he was truly known as a ‘jack of all trades.’ He constantly encouraged those around him to make a habit to try new things, and to grow our talents for the betterment of the Kingdom of God.

As a young man, Kurt’s unwavering faith in his Heavenly Father, is the foundation upon which he has built his life. He was a deeply spiritual man who shared God’s love with others. He was an inspiration to all who knew him and was loved and admired by many. The impact of his life will be felt for years to come. If he was not sharing his love of God, you would catch him helping others. He truly lived by the words of Matthew, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in Heaven, (Matthew 5:16).”

He was highly involved in the lives of his children and grandchildren and took a great interest in the things they were doing. He would offer sound advice, encourage them to pray and remind them “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, (James 1:5).”
In his free time, which was not often, he enjoyed the peacefulness of being outside. He truly enjoyed nature, and taught his children to be thankful for the things that the Lord has given us. He had a wonderful sense of humor, and would often say things such as “Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil - no point.”

He lived life true to the words, “The Kingdom of God, or nothing.” He was loved by so many. His positive outlook, generous spirit, and kind heart left an impression wherever he went. He never met a stranger that didn't quickly become a friend and always went out of his way to help anyone in need. He had an incredible work ethic that will forever be remembered.

Kurt was an example of a man driven by his purpose and faith in God. He would always challenge those around him to be the best version of themselves. Though he had a tough exterior, his heart was of gold. He would never hesitate to give his last to someone in need. His legacy will live on forever through the many stories he shared and the memories of those who had the opportunity to know him. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin, friend, and above all, a devout Priesthood man.

He is survived by a large and loving family.

There will be a public viewing on Thursday, January 18th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Larkin Mortuary, 3688 West 12600 South in Riverton, Utah.

Funeral services will be held Friday, January 19th at 11:00 am at Larkin Mortuary, 3688 West 12600 South in Riverton, Utah.

Interment services will be held immediately after his funeral at Elysian Burial Gardens, 1075 E 4580 S, Millcreek, Utah.


I didn’t know Kurt. However, I have known and worked with one of his children for a few years, and I have high respect for Kurt due to the kind of human being he helped to raise. Danke for making the world a better place Mr. Olschewski! My sincere condolences to the family. I pray you’ll find strength and peace in your faith and in the memories you’ve created over the years.

- Kecia Lesuma

I’m so sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my prayers. This was a beautiful tribute.
Sending Love and prayers.

- Michelle Yearsley

I’m so sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my prayers. This was a beautiful tribute.
Sending Love and prayers.

- Michelle Yearsley