Obit: Olson, John A. #2 (1850 - 1938)
Contact: Marsha Hosfeld

Surnames: Olson, Hoover, Paynter, Jenks, Nelson, Berger, Hoffman, Wing, Green, Jackson, Ouimette, Peterson, Donaldson, Strebe, Treat, Simerson, Juneau, Holck, Schwartz, Hockmuth, Broeren, Lord, Zimmer, Tabor, Crockett, DeLap, Blake, Korb, Solveson

----Source: ABBOTSFORD TRIBUNE (Abbotsford, Clark Co., WI) 24 NOV 1938

Olson, John A. (15 AUG 1850 - 17 NOV 1938)


On Monday afternoon at 1:30 funeral services were conducted at the home for John A. Olson. They were followed by services at the Presbyterian Church which were conducted by the Rev. E. L. Hoover. A male quartet composed of S. J. Paynter, Maxwell Jenks, C. A. Nelson and Merle Jenks, sang "In the Garden" and "Abide With Me". Mrs. William Berger accompanied them.

Past Masters of Abbotsford Lodge No. 298 F. & A. M. acted as pallbearers for their First Master. They were Charles Hoffman, Frank Wing, Ralph Green, Frank Jackson, Nelson Ouimette and Nelson Peterson. Members of the Order of the Eastern Star were in charge of the flowers. Masonic rites were conducted at the Colby (Colby, Clark Co. Wis.) Cemetery where interment took place.

John A. Olson was born August 15, 1850 at Nashotah, Wisconsin. He came to Abbotsford about 1880 when he was working for the Central Railroad in the building department.

On January 17, 1882 he was married to Miss Mary Donaldson at Colby, Wis. The young couple made their home in Abbotsford and have lived here since. For many years Mr. Olson was in the mercantile business. He was active in village affairs and served as a member of the village board. When the Abbotsford Masonic Lodge was established here, Mr. Olson was its first Master.

On Jan. 17, 1932 Mr. and Mrs. Olson celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. Mr. Olson had been in comparatively good health until the last year. For the past 14 weeks he had been very ill. Death came at 7:45 P. M. on Thursday, Nov. 17th caused by complications of old age. He was 88 years old at the time of his death.

The deceased leaves his widow, Mrs. John A. Olson, four daughters, Mrs. Al Strebe, Mrs. R. H. Treat, Adelaide Simerson of Abbotsford; Mrs. Frank Juneau of Chippewa Falls; two sons, James M. Olson of Wausau, and Charles D. Olson of Abbotsford; three sisters, Mrs. Mabel Holck, Mrs. Kate Schwartz and Mrs. Louis Hockmuth, all of Hartland; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Out of town relatives who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Juneau, Chippewa Falls; Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Olson and Son, Jack, Wausau, and Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Broeren of Medford.

Friends from away who were present were Mr. and Mrs. Nels Peterson of Milwaukee; Mrs. Fred Lord and Mr. and Mrs. Ole Olson of Chippewa Falls; Mrs. Robert Zimmer, Mrs. Elizabeth Tabor, Mrs. Claude Crockett and M. W. DeLap of Stevens Point; Mrs. Charles Blake and Mrs. R. Korb of Marshfield; and Mrs. W. Solveson of Nashotah.



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