Obit: Olson, Marvin R. (1920? - 1944)

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Surnames: Olson, Staffeil, Lau, Skinner, Warsinske, Borreson, Erickson, Thompson, Kluve, Fahrenbach, Kobs, Fricke, Krause, Jakel, Holt, Dorn, Schwarze, Loewe, Pokallus, Van Rooy, Fitzel, Ankney, Geer, Meir

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 02/17/1944

Olson, Marvin R. (1920? - 14 Feb. 1944)

Marvin R. Olson, age 24, of Curtiss, Route 1, died at the St. Joseph’s hospital in Marshfield at 4:00 A.M. Monday of a broken neck which he suffered in an auto accident east of Colby at 1:00 A.M. Sunday as he was returning home from a dance at Cherokee.

According to reports of traffic officers, Olson was attempting to pass two other cars on County Trunk N when he apparently lost control of his own auto. Marks at the scene of the accident showed that Olson had driven his car about 300 feet on the left shoulder of the highway before it veered directly across the road, struck a bank there, throwing Olson out and against a telephone pole and then, continued about 20 feet farther before stopping.

The injured man, who was alone at the time, was taken to Colby by Roger Staffeil for medical attention and then was rushed to the Marshfield hospital.

The body was removed to an undertaking establishment at Owen, Wis.

Olson lived at the home of his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Lau, three-fourths of a mile north of Curtiss, Wis. His father died in 1929 and his mother, Mrs. James Skinner, lives at Burlington. He also leaves a brother, Pfc. Wayne Olson, now in Australia. He was a native of Curtiss and a graduate of the Owen High School.

The Olson death is the second of the year as the result of accidents in Marathon county. Dr. Fred A. Warsinske, age 68, Marshfield veterinarian, died January 15 from injuries received in a crash in the town of Spencer, Wis.

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 02/24/1944

Funeral services for Marvin Olson were conducted at the home and the Ev. Lutheran church on Thursday afternoon, Feb. 17th, Rev. G. E. Borreson officiating with burial at Pine Hill Cemetery.

Norman Erickson, accompanied by Mildred Thompson on the organ, sang "Rock of Ages," "Face to Face," "Abide With Me." The pall bearers were Archie Kluve, Wm. Fahrenbach, Jr., Raymond Kobs, Paul Fricke, Irvin Krause and Carl Jakel.

Relatives from away attending the rites were his mother, Mrs. J. A. Skinner, of Bloomington, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Oluf Olson, Albert Holt and Mrs. Lowell Dorn, Neillsville; Mr. and Mrs. Ewald Schwarze of Greenwood, Anton E. Olson, Medford, Mike Olson, daughter, Dorothy, and son, Mike, Jr., Mrs. Rollie Loewe, all of Sherwood, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Fred Olson, Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Olson, Cherokee, Mrs. Winnefred Pokallus, Wausau, Mrs. Norbert Van Rooy, Abbotsford, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Fitzel, Mr. and Mrs. Byron Olson, Colby, Leon Ankney, Gladys Ankney, Mr. and Mrs. Wallie Geer of Cornell, and Pvt. Foster Ankney of Camp Grant, Ill. His fiancé, Miss Dorothy Meir, employed at Vallejo, Calif., was unable to get here in time. Her home is at Dorchester, Wis.



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