Obit: Olson, Roger (1940 - 2012)

Contact: Audrey Roedl

Surnames: Olson, Baron

----Source: The Loyal TRG (Loyal, Clark County, WI) 10 Oct 2012

Olson, Roger (15 Aug 1940-30 Sept 2012)

Roger H. Olson, 72, Gallup, N.M. formerly of Greenwood, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, surrounded by his loving family in Gallup. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., on Friday, Oct. 5, at St, Francis Catholic Church. Rev. Eduardo “Lalo” Espinosa Chacon, OFM, officiated.

Military honors were provided by Veterans Helping Veterans. Cremation and inurnment will rake place at a later date. Pallbearers were Lee Yazzie, Isaac Olson, Carlos Olson, Lucas Olson, Mark Olson and Roger B. Olson. Honorary pallbearers were Marcus Olson,Lorenzo Villanueva, Damian Dedrick, MichaelWhite and Tommy Cordova Jr.

Roger Henry Olson was born on Aug. 15, 1940, in Greenwood, to Leo and Marie (nee Baron) Olson. He served in the United States Air Force, He was owner/operator of Olson Refrigeration. He was active with St. Francis Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, and Veterans helping Veterans. He was a Boy Scout/Webelos leader; and a fraternal Order of Police boxing coach. He was an avid Green Bay Packers fan. He enjoyed hunting, and “Over the hill” softball, but he will best be remembered as a loving husband, dad, grandpa and neighborhood grandpa. ”Mr. O” was loved and will be missed by everyone who knew him.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Guadalupe Olson, Gallup; his children, Roger B. Olson Albuquerque, Mark Olson, Gallup, Lynette Olson, Albuquerque, Mark Olson, Gallup, LaToya Olson, Albuquerque, LaTosha Olson, Gallup, Isaac Olson, Gallup, Carlos Olson, Gallup, Lucas Olson, Gallup, and Hope Olson, Gallup; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Delmond (Karen) Olson, Thorp and Dale (Debbie) Olson, Abbotsford; one sister-in-law; Mary Olson, Greenwood.

He was preceded in death by one daughter; Brenda Olson; his parents; Leo and Marie Barob Olson; his step mother; Frances Olson; and a brother; Leonard.

Cope Memorial Chapel, Gallup, assisted the family with arrangements.



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