Obit: Olsen, Chris (1891 - 1978)





----Source: Tribune-Record-Gleaner 01/18/1978



Funeral services for Chris Olsen, 86, of 111 South West St., Loyal, Clark county, were conducted at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 18 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Loyal.

Chris Olsen passed away at 6:45 a.m., Monday, Jan. 16, 1978 at Colonial Nursing Home of Colby.

Rev. Bruno Schlachtenhaufen officiated at the services and the congregation sang, accompanied by Ronald Gluch on the organ. Interment was in the Lutheran Cemetery.

Chris Olsen was born on Oct. 24, 1891 at Hartford, Wis. to Andrew and Ellen Olsen. He came to Loyal with his parents at the age of one and received his education at a rural Unity School and at Loyal High School.

He was married on June 20, 1917 at Greenwood to Julia Angeline Dyre. They farmed in the Greenwood area for 11 years before moving to the Loyal area, where they farmed until 1949, when he retired and moved to the City of Loyal.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Loyal and was on the board at one time.

Surviving him are his wife, Julia five sons, Vern of West Allis, Howard of Owen, Arthur of Loyal, John of Loyal and Pastor Floyd Olsen of Joice, Iowa one daughter, Mrs. James (Ella) Stevens of Sun Prairie two brothers, Albert of Phoenix, Ariz. And John of Loyal 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents, one son and one brother.

Vern Dahlby, Calvin Johnson, Harry Johnson, Glen Sisson, Allan Quast and Marvin Marg served as pallbearers.

Rinka Funeral Home, Loyal, was in charge of arrangements.




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