Obit: Olson, Raymond (1914 - 1972)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Olson, Kottke, Obermeier, Rice, Pickett, Pointer, Pozega, Sessions, Preston, Knuth

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 12/21/1972

Olson, Raymond (22 March 1914 - 16 December 1972)

Funeral services were held last Tuesday from the Methodist Church in Fairchild for Raymond Olson, 58, of Milwaukee, who died Saturday at the Veterans’ Hospital at Wood. The parish minister officiated and burial was made in the Fairchild Cemetery. The casket was draped with the flag, which was presented in the cemetery to his brother, Ernest Olson.

Raymond Olson was born March 22, 1914, in Augusta to Andrew and Amanda (Kottke) Olson. As a small child he came with his parents to Fairchild where he received his education. He served with the army in WWII for about three years. Later he moved to Milwaukee where he owned and operated a tavern.

Survivors include seven sisters, Mrs. Laura Obermeier, Mrs. Harold (Bertha) Rice and mrs. Ray (Betty) Pickett, all of Wausau, Mrs. Everett (Almeda) Pointer, Thurman, Calif., Mrs. Frank (Dorothy) Pozega, Sr., Willard, Mrs. Robert (Ida) Sessions, Hamburg, and Mrs. Duane (Patricia) Sessions, Marathon; and three brothers, Clarence Olson, Minneapolis, Minn., Ernie Olson, Berwyn, Ill., and David Olson, Kenosha.

Pallbearers, all nephews, were: Frank Pozega, Jr., Tommy Pozega, Ronald Olson, Robert Olson, Andrew Sessions and Stephen Preston.

Those from away who attended the funeral were: Mrs. Laura Obermeier, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Rice and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Pickett, all of Wausau; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sessions, Hamburg; Mr. and Mrs. Duane Sessions, Marathon; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Olson, Minneapolis; Ernie Olson, Berwyn, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. David Olson, Kenosha; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pozega, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pozega, Sr., and children, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Olson, Fairchild; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Olson, Cicero, Ill., Andrew Sessions, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Preston, Marathon; Alfred Knuth and Mr and Mrs. William Kottke, Fairchild.

Raymond Olson was well known here, having relatives in the Willard area.



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