Obit: Olson, Henry (1878 - 1969)





----Source: Greenwood Library Scrapbook Collection, Marshfield News Herald 01/ /1969

Olson, Henry (1878 - 1969)

GREENWOOD--Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today (Monday) at Our Savior's Lutheran Church for Henry Olson, a lifelong resident of Greenwood, Clark County, who died at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 1969, at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Turnquist, following a stroke. The Rev. Arvid Myhrwold, pastor, officiated and burial was made in the Greenwood Cemetery.

The Hill Funeral Home of Greenwood was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Olson was born Aug. 10, 1878, at Greenwood and was married there June 27, 1906 to Eleanora Soefker, who preceded him in death June 12, 1958. The couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1956.

Following their marriage the couple operated a farm northeast of Greenwood until the fall of 1948, when they retired and moved to the city of Greenwood. Mr. Olson had served as school treasurer and supervisor of the Town of Warner. Since the death of his wife he has made his home with his children.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Sophie Crowley, Chippewa Falls Mrs. Arthur (Leona) Turnquist, Mrs. Carl (Evelyn) Turnquist, Mrs. Orville (Lucille) Oswald, all of Greenwood and two sons, Leo and Daniel, also of Greenwood 34 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by a daughter, two brothers and a sister.



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