Obit: Olson, Burton L. #2 (1947 - 2015)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Olson, Holman, Walker, Eisenberner, Lien, Kelly, Marg

----Source: Banner Journal (Black River Falls, Jackson Co., WI) 1/28/2015

Olson, Burton L. (21 May 1947 - 21 January 2015) With Flag

Burton L. Olson, 67, of Humbird passed away Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at Pine View Care Center, Black River Falls. He was born May 21, 1947, in Jackson County to Robert and Alvina (Holman) Olson.

Burton was raised on the farm near Northfield and was a graduate of Lincoln High School in Alma Center. Following high school, he attended Western Wisconsin Technical College for some machining courses. Burton joined the United States Navy; he served as a Naval Brown Beret who served two tours of duty in Vietnam. During his service, he earned a Bronze Star with a combat V.

Burton worked with various over-the-road trucking companies. He also farmed a few years. Burton was united in marriage to Janet Walker in Humbird in 1970, they were later divorced. He was later married to Sarah Eisenberner and they were later divorced.

He was an inventive individual who could ingeniously find multiple uses for nearly any item. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t fix or repair. His infectious laugh and joyful spirit will be sorely missed. Burton enjoyed hunting, fishing and making people laugh. He was a member of the Humbird American Legion Post. Burton is survived by his son Toebe (Shar) Olson; grandchildren Sierra and Dylan Olson; great-grandson, Mason; brothers: Dean (Doris) Olson, Ray (Deb) Olson and Duane ‘Punky’ Olson; sisters: Kolene ‘Kotty’ Lien and Nancy (Steve) Kelly; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Alvina.

A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Jensen-Modjeski Funeral home, Hixton. Reverend Terry Marg will be officiating. Burial with Military honors, will follow in the Pole grave Cemetery, Hixton. Family and friends are also invited for visitation Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Online condolences are available at  Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home of Hixton is assisting the family with arrangements.



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