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Richard C. Olson

March 16, 1928 April 1, 2015
Richard C. Olson
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Richard (Rick) Olson, 87, of Frederic, WI passed away on April 1, 2015 at the Amery Memory Care Home surrounded by his family after a long battle with Alzheimers.

Richard was born the youngest of five children to Andrew and Karen (Dahl) Olson on March 16, 1928 on the home farm in Maple Valley.

He went to the Maple Valley school until 8th grade. He then went to Frederic where he graduated in 1945. Richard loved farming and eventually took over the farm from his parents. His other pastimes were hunting and fishing.

On June 6, 1953 he married Dorothy Schandorff. To this union four children were born: Sharon, Bruce, Duane and Brad.

He accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior when he was 43. He loved to read his Bible and sing and listen to gospel music. In the last years, he hummed the songs as he couldn't remember the words.

In 1993 Richard retired from farming and they built a new home on a piece of their land. Then he took up gardening which he loved.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Alvin and Orwoll; and sisters, Pearl and Clara. He was also preceded by his nephew, Joe Anderson and niece, Patty Bradley.

Richard is survived by his wife, Dorothy of 61 years; his daughter, Sharon (Earl) Jensen; sons, Bruce (Lisa), Duane (Sue), and Brad (Vicky) all of Frederic; eight grandchildren, Bryan (Keri) Jensen of Shell Lake, Kevin (Steph) Jensen of Clam Falls, Susan (Dan) Niles of Frederic, Mark Olson of Frederic, Kyle Olson of Frederic, Travis Karrow of Webster, Stacy Olson of Frederic and Jeremy Olson of Frederic. He is also survived by five great-grandchildren, Zachary and Aaden Jensen, Tori Niles, Taylor Jensen and Ryan Olson; and by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at the Siren Assembly of God Church in Siren, WI beginning at 10:00 a.m. with the service following at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Andy Bollant will be officiating. Vocalist will be Jim Hanson with his wife, Jackie on the guitar. Richard will be laid to rest at the Lewis Cemetery. Pallbearers are all of the grandchildren, Bryan and Kevin Jensen, Travis Karrow, Jeremy Olson, Mark and Kyle Olson, Susie Niles and Stacy Olson.

An online guestbook is available at . Arrangements are entrusted to Rowe Funeral Home in Frederic, 715-327-4475.
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