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Marc Olden moved on from this life on March 22, 2018 at the age of 73. Marc was born on December 7th, 1944 in Wichita, Kansas. He was the youngest (and funniest, he claimed) of the eleven children born to Harry and Monica Olden (Laughlin). He learned life lessons from his brothers and sisters and loved nothing more than to pass them on to future Olden generations.
He grew up in Wichita, but ambition and the love of adventure led his family to lives in Newton, KS, Boise, ID, Arlington, TX, Wildwood, MO and Lenexa KS. He worked in the manufactured housing industry and was proud of his 40+ engineering patents.
Marc was our jokester, storyteller, road warrior, fixer, nomad, philosopher, and memory keeper. He was in his element holding court at gatherings and imparting his knowledge on everyone – friends, family, and anyone who would pay attention because there “would be questions later”. His life changed 16 years ago due to a brain injury, but nevertheless he persisted and continued to be our teacher until his body couldn’t.
He loved his family, “Dyna” his Harley Davidson motorcycle, road trips, fast cars, the newest gadget, a good party, a shot of tequila, late night joke competitions with his brothers, George Carlin, Carl Sagan and Bob Seger.
He was preceded in death by his grandson, Austin Bancroft, his parents Harry and Monica, his brothers Bill, Pete, David, Tommy, and his sister Joan Brake.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years Roxanne “Roxy” Olden, his children Andi (Jon) Haiduk, Nikki (Perez) Moungo and Devin (Laura) Olden, his grandchildren Jordan Haiduk, Dylan Haiduk, Presley Bancroft and Logan Moungo, his brothers, John (Suzanne) Olden, Joseph (Marilyn) Olden, his sisters, Kathryn Olden, Mary Tajchman, Julie (Tom) Feuerborn, sister in law Pat Olden and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Condolences and Marc tales may be sent to the family at 7819 Oakview Ln, Lenexa KS 66216 or MarcOldenFamily@gmail.com.
If you would like to make a donation in Marc Olden’s name, we ask you to direct those to St. Stanislaus Kostka Church (http://www.saintstan.org/donate.html)