Erik Matthew Olsen

June 15, 1990 - October 7, 2020

Erik Matthew Olsen, 30, a resident of Lee County, FL since 2017, formerly of Chicago, Ill, tragically lost his life after being stabbed Wednesday, October 7, 2020 in North Fort Myers, FL.

Erik was a devoted father and family man. Nothing fulfilled him more than when he was with either of his children, they truly filled his heart with joy. Not very many people got to know who Erik was as a man or what he actually stood for because he kept his “borders” tight. He was an intelligent, hardworking man who always put the needs of those closest to him above his own. He also had a very charismatic personality, and that contagious smile of his was like a ray of sunshine that could light up even the darkest corner of a room. He is missed so very much. Erik Matthew, it was an Honor to have been a part of your life. Until we see each other again rest peacefully.*

He is survived by his two children, Nathaniel Olsen of AZ and Erik Matthew Olsen, Jr., whom he shared with former girlfriend, Kayla Clifton, of Cape Coral, FL; his mother, Tonia Olsen of FL; three brothers, including their children: James Olsen of FL, and his children, Stephan Whatley of AZ and Nathalia Salamanca, of Michigan; David Olsen and his children, Maveric Olsen and Annabella Olsen both of FL; Daniel Olsen and his children, Wynston and Wyllow Olsen, also of FL; and his adopted brother, Dana Shaffer of Colorado. He was also blessed with the loving support of his late grandmother, Judy Olsen; as well as his uncle, David Olsen and his aunt Lori Olsen, both retired U.S. Army Veterans; and his few chosen friends both old and new, you know who you are: it is with gratitude I give special mention to his friend, Gorden, thank you for trying to save our Erik’s life.

Private family services will be held.

Monetary Memorial Contributions in memory of Erik Matthew Olsen are suggested to Tonia Olsen, C/O Mullins Memorial, 1056 NE 7 th Terrace, Cape Coral, FL 33909.

Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Francis Nov 3, 2020 at 12:25 pm

    Hi Miss Tonia, im soo sorry for yours and the family lost. Stay strong the best way😔🙏❤️

  2. Edyta Nov 3, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    Heaven has gained an amazing angel too soon. You will be missed. This is not goodbye it is see you later.

  3. Edyta Nov 3, 2020 at 3:35 pm

    Your family is in my prayers. Erik was a great guy and I’m glad to have known him for over 20 years. Heaven gained a new angel .

  4. Peters Family Nov 3, 2020 at 9:09 pm

    My heart breaks for the family.. He Will be missed. Gone too soon but never forgotten. Rest in peace. Praying for all So sorry for your loss.

  5. Desiree peyers Nov 9, 2020 at 10:56 pm

    A beautiful soul gone too soon. You are truly be missed and the hearts of many. Thank you Eric for the love that you shown to a veteran compassion I love conditional love. May you rest in peace. As you always said your second mom Desi I know you’re a special angel up above. Rest in peace my son

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