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 Reuben Ernest Olson

Reuben Ernest Olson

Birth
Douglas County, Minnesota, USA
Death 19 Apr 1987 (aged 65)
Alexandria, Douglas County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Holmes City, Douglas County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Lot 9, Plot 3
Memorial ID 100334049 · View Source
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Reuben Ernest Olson was born on August 3, 1921, in Moe Township, Douglas County, Minnesota, the son of Hjalmer and Mary (Haabala) Olson. He served his country in the 11th Airborne Division in World War II. Reuben was united in marriage to R'Lou Halstead and lived in Moe Township until 1974 when the couple moved to Alexandria. Reuben was employed by the Midwest Breeders-21st Century Genetics until his retirement in September 1986. He was a member of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Moe Township and the Zion Lutheran Church of Alexandria. Reuben died on April 19, 1987, at the Douglas County Hospital at the age of 65 years.

He is survived by wife: R'Lou Olson of Alexandria; daughters: Linda Smedshammer, Mary Wussow, Nancy Ondracek, Lori K. Olson, Pamela Sue Olson; sister: Mayme Howells of Huron, South Dakota and five grandchildren. Reuben was preceded in death by his father, mother, brothers Melvin and John, and sister Ellen.

Funeral service was Wednesday, April 22, 1987, 11:30 a.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church, Alexandria, Minnesota, with Rev. Stephen Bruening and Rev. Stanley Johnson officiating. Interment was in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Moe Township. Pallbearers were Tom Halstead, Dick Halstead, Gary Halstead, Jim Klein, John Klein and Steve Motzko. Honorary pallbearers were Ed Malwitz, Roy Jarvi, Dale Hesse, John Pipo, Clarence Haabala and Clifford Haabala. Arrangements were with the Anderson Funeral Home.
(Lake Region Press, April 24, 1987)


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  • Originally Created by: Lainey
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  • Find A Grave Memorial 100334049
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Reuben Ernest Olson (3 Aug 1921–19 Apr 1987), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100334049, citing Saint Pauls Lutheran Church Cemetery, Holmes City, Douglas County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by kj (contributor 47962105) .