August 23, 1936 - May 26, 2017
Richard Jerome Olson, age 80, of Knapp, WI passed away Friday, May 26, 2017 at The Neighbors of Dunn County in Menomonie. He was born August 23, 1936 in the Town of Lucas, Dunn Co., WI to Henry and Ruth (Johnson) Olson. He was raised in the Town of Lucas and graduated from Dunn County Aggie. Richard farmed all his life. He also ran the Olson Lumber Company in the Town of Lucas for many years. On April 4, 1959, Richard married Carolyn Kuesel. Together they farmed on the Olson family farm. Carolyn passed away in 2007 and Richard later married Nadine Johnson on Aug. 30, 2008. Richard was a lifelong member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie. He enjoyed the woods and in later years he enjoyed traveling south, polka dancing and playing cards. His family was very important to him and he will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Richard is survived by his wife, Nadine; his children, Steven Olson of Knapp, Barbara (Gary) Bergman of Hugo MN, Stanley (Thu) Olson of Burnsville MN, Joel Olson (Shelly Woodbeck) of Oakdale MN, Dean (Brenda) Olson of Knapp; seven grandchildren, Alyssa and Sam Bergman, Dustin, Dillon and Zachary Woodbeck-Olson, Thomas and Kayla Olson; a great-grandson William Allen; brothers and sisters, Lola (Don) Thompson of Menomonie, Marvin (Myrna) Olson Burnsville MN, Donald (Trisha) Olson of New Richmond and Eileen Olson (Dave) of Eagan MN; as well as other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Ruth Olson; his first wife Carolyn; and a stillborn son Richard Jr. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie, with Pastor Heather Wigdahl officiating. Burial will be in Christ Lutheran Halvorson Cemetery in Menomonie. There will be visitation at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie is serving the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Mayo Clinic Home, Health and Hospice or Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.
Richard Jerome Olson, age 80, of Knapp, WI passed away Friday, May 26, 2017 at The Neighbors of Dunn County in Menomonie. He was born August 23, 1936 in the Town of Lucas, Dunn Co., WI to Henry and Ruth (Johnson) Olson. He was raised in the... View Obituary & Service Information
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