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AGE: 76


ADDRESS: W9472 Apple Avenue, Medford; A Township of Holway resident


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:48 PM Tuesday, May 6 at his residence in the Town of Holway under the loving care of his family and Hope Hospice


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Friday, May 9 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, W7809 Apple Avenue, Town of Holway


OFFICIATING: Pastor Lynne Pahl of Grace Communion International Church, Wausau


INTERMENT: will be at his homestead in the Town of Holway


VISITATION: Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Holway from 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Friday, May 9


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 8, 1937 at the Town of Holway


EDUCATION: Town of Holway elementary school, 1955 graduate of Medford High School


MARRIAGE: October 7, 1974 at Waukegan, IL to Barbara “Barb” Schrock and she survives


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he farmed in the Town of Holway for many years until 1988. While farming, he drove school bus for 40 years. He enjoyed music, playing guitar, cards, fishing, playing softball, tinkering with small engines, and spending time with his grandchildren.


MEMBER OF: Grace Communion International Church, Wausau


SURVIVING SPOUSE: Barbara “Barb” Olson of the Township of Holway


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Allen (Joanna) Olson of Medford, Chad (Jennifer) Olson of Stetsonville, Sarah (Joe) Serrano of Dorchester


# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 6 – Jaylin, Caleb, Ryleigh & Karsten Olson, Joseph & Mya Serrano


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Robert “Bob” (Marriane) Olson of Washington, Joanne “Jo” Lavin of the Town of Holway, Gerald “Jerry” Olson of the Town of Holway


BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Galen, Gene, Grover & Carl Olson, Ruth Koplin






PALLBEARERS: Honorary – Raymond Wehe, Gary Maldonis, Curt & Jim Olson; Active – Robert “Lee” Koplin, Scott, Deron & Todd Olson, Dennis & David Lavin


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