Merlin Olsen has passed away. To a generation, he was the kind hearted, but quick tempered and prone to drink co-worker of Pa's and farmer in Walnut Grove in 'Little House on the Prairie'. To another, he was part of the Fearsome Foursome in Los Angeles, playing in a record 14 pro-bowls as a Ram. He played college ball and won the Outland Trophy for Utah State.
RIP, Mr. Garvey. I hope the business you left Walnut Grove to start did well.