Obit: Olson, Henry (1919 - 1951)

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----Sources: Marathon Co. Register (Unity, Clark County, Wis.) 11/09/1951

Olson, Henry (15 Jun. 1919 - 2 Nov. 1951)

Funeral services were held at Loyal Tuesday afternoon at 2 P.M. in the Methodist Church with the Rev. Holmes officiating, for Henry Olson, 32, Unity, who was killed instantly Friday morning in Marshfield when his car collided with a passenger train at the Northwester railroad crossing.

Mr. Olson, father of five children, the oldest 5 years old, died of chest injuries and a broken neck suffered when the impact hurled him against the steering wheel of his car. He was driving south on Central avenue in Marshfield at 5:50 A.M. enroute to work at the Service Bakery when the accident happened.

Henry Olson was born June 15, 1919, in Janesville. Believed to have been an orphan, he came to Loyal when he was 15 years old to make his home with the Calvin Prior family and also lived with the Ray Prior family at Loyal for a time.

When he was 19 he went to the west coast and later enlisted in the army August 8, 1938, serving for seven years. He was in Honolulu when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and also served in the Aleutions and in Germany.

After his discharge from the army he returned to Loyal and married the former Dorothy Kanneberg, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Al Kanneberg of Loyal, in November, 1945.

Survivors include his wife and five children, Wayne, 5, Larry, 4, twins, Sandra and Suzanne, 3, and Lilli Marlene, 2.



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