Obit: Olson, Fred #2 (1882 - 1957)

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Surnames: Olson, Tuttle, Streibe, Feldbruegge, Ven Rooy, Reil, Totzky 

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 12/05/1957 

Olson, Fred (17 Feb. 1882 - 30 Nov. 1957) 

Fred Olson, 75, died Saturday at St. Joseph’s hospital, Marshfield, where he was a patient since October 21. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Zion Lutheran church, Colby, and burial was made in the Colby cemetery.  

Mr. Olson was born in Curtiss Feb. 17, 1882, and was educated in Colby. He married Sarah Tuttle June 29, 1904, at Colby. 

Mr. Olson was employed by the Wisconsin Central Railroad until 1914 when he moved to Cherokee to purchase a saw mill which he operated for many years. He also farmed and operated threshing machines in the area and was part owner of the Cherokee Garage and Machinery Sales firm. 

During his life he served his community and Marathon county in various capacities. He was school clerk and chairman of the town of Hull, a member of the school committee, draft board and park board of Marathon county.  

Besides his widow, he is survived by seven children, Mrs. Harold (Winnifred) Striebe, Manhattan Beach, Calif.; Mrs. Herman (Grace) Feldbruegge, Waunakee; Mrs. Norbert (Elva) Ven Rooy and Byron, Colby; Mrs. Ben (Edith) Reil, Oshkosh; Mrs. Herman (Dorothy) Totzky, Stratford; and Lawrence, Chippewa Falls; one brother, Oluf Olson, Neillsville; 28 grand children and 31 great grand children. One son, Elroy, preceded him in death. 




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