Katie Jo Olafson
August 24, 1984 – October 2, 2000
Submitted by Joe and Joan Olafson, parents and Jared and Travis Olafson, siblings
Our daughter and sister, Katie Jo, died on October 2, 2000 from head injuries sustained in an auto accident. Katie’s passion in life was to help others. By age 12, she expressed her desire to be an organ donor “if anything happened.”
The sun in the upper corner is for the way Katie was to everyone that met her. She was the sunshine in her family’s life and brightened each day. Because of the way Katie lived, she touched hundreds of people through her life and her death.
The music notes are for the flute and piano music that Katie played with such beauty. The song, “Journey of the Heart” was written by Dennis Alexander in Katie’s memory.
Katie’s earthly presence in our lives is missed daily.