Russell Edwin Olson

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Russell Edwin Olson

Birthdate: (99)
Birthplace: Ayrshire, IA, United States
Death: July 10, 2011 (99)
Spencer, IA, United States
Place of Burial: Ayrshire, IA, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Sven Peter Olofsson and Amanda Serinia Olofsson
Husband of Private
Father of Private and Private
Brother of Ellen Elvera Ricklefs; Anna Teresa Dyer; Theodore Richard Olson; Harold Raymond Olson; Private and 4 others

Managed by: Dean Olson
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About Russell Edwin Olson

Russell Edwin Olson November 20, 1911 - July 10, 2011 Russell Edwin Olson, the son of Swan Peter and Amanda (Wigert) Olson, was born November 20, 1911 in Ayrshire, Iowa. His childhood years were spent in the Ayrshire, Iowa area, where he received his education in country schools. Following his schooling, he began farming near Ruthven. He entered the military and served with the U.S. Army during WWII from 1942 until his honorable discharge in January of 1946.

Russell married Mabel Arlene Swanson on February 27, 1947 in Emmetsburg, IA. Following his marriage, he farmed in the Ayrshire area, until 1975, when he retired and moved to Estherville, Iowa. In 2003, he moved to Spencer, Iowa. He enjoyed playing golf and played his last game at the age of 91. Russell especially enjoyed attending his grandchildren and great grandchildren's sporting events.

He passed away at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer, Iowa on Sunday, July 10, 2011 at the age of 99 years, 7 months and 20 days. Russell was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mabel in 1994 and his brothers and sisters: Axel Olson, Daisy Petersen, Ellen Ricklefs, Carl Olson, Ted Olson, Mildred Olson, Anna Dyer & Harold Olson.

Left to cherish his memory are his two daughters: Nancy Ketelsen and her husband, John of West Bend, IA and Patsy Terveer and her husband, John of Brandon, SD; six grandchildren and 11 grandchildren: Chris Terveer and Genna Terveer and their children: Emma & Cade, Warren and Nikki Terveer and their children: Lake, Aftyn and Kinsley, Kent Terveer, Jacque & her husband, Nathan Gonseth & their children: Derek, Coral & Ben, Kevin & Nicole Ketelsen & their children: Tatum, Lawton & Avery, Jay & Katie Ketelsen; one sister, Florence Root of Spencer, Iowa; other relatives and friends.

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November 20, 1911
Ayrshire, IA, United States
July 10, 2011
Age 99
Spencer, IA, United States
July 12, 2011
Age 99
Ayrshire, IA, United States