Olson, Oluf (1871 - 1961)






----Source: SCRAPBOOK - Clark County Press


Early Resident of County Dies at 90  (b. 2/4/1871, d. 12/9/1961)

Funeral Services will be held in Calvary Lutheran Church in Neillsville at 2 PM Tuesday for Oluf Olson, 90, of 119 Court St., who died Saturday morning at Memorial Hospital. The Rev. E. G. Burtness will officiate and burial will be made in the Neillsville Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Georgas Funeral Home until 12:30 PM Tuesday and then at the church. Mr. Olson was born Feb 4, 18 in Soli, Norway, and came to this country at the age of 18 months. The family located in Greenwood, where the father establish a farm. Mr. Olson was educated in that area and later homesteaded a farm north of Curtiss.

For seven years he was village marshal in Abbotsford before coming to Neillsville, where he was custodian at the courthouse for 38 years, and a bailiff for circuit court. He had been in ill health since July of last year.

Survivors include his wife, the former Myrtle Tuttle, whom he married on March 27,1901 in Clark County five daughters, Mrs. Ellen Johnson, Wausau Mrs. David (Barbara) Daniel, Cambria Mrs. Ewald Schwarze (Sarah), Greenwood Mrs. Albert (Fern) Holt, Neillsville and Mrs. Lowell (Mildred) Dorn, Abbotsford three sons, Kenneth, Neillsville Oluf Jr., Wisconsin Rapids and Gilbert, Rice Lake 27 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren. Mr. Olson was the eldest of eight boys, but the last to survive.

Two sons, Robert and Francis, and two grandchildren also preceded him in death.
Mr. Olson was a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church.



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