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 Andrew Chester “Drew” Olson

Andrew Chester “Drew” Olson

Birth
Buffalo Center, Winnebago County, Iowa, USA
Death 7 Nov 2004 (aged 84)
Burial Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA
Memorial ID 86866837 · View Source
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Andrew "Drew" C. Olson, 84, of Las Vegas, passed away Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004. He was born May 25, 1920, in Buffalo Center, Iowa. A 58 year resident of Las Vegas, Drew served with the U.S. Army Air Corp 104th Infantry Timberwolves which fought in Holland and Germany, opening up the Nordhausen concentration camp, and to the end of the war. After the war, he married Margaret Will of Bertha, Minn., and they moved to Las Vegas in 1946. Drew worked in clothing sales here for 50 years, managing Johnson's Apparrel on Fremont St. before owning his own women's clothing stores from 1959 to 1995 - King's on Bonanza, Dresstown on Fremont and Queen's on East Charleston. The stores were well known for serving for 35 years the mature and multi-sized women of the city. A lover of sport, he helped establish the Municipal Golf Course, and served as its president, and was a team winner of the Sahara Pro-Am. He also managed the Horseshoe Club state championship softball teams and coached little league. Drew was a member of the American Legion and the Timberwolves. A family centered man, he and Margaret celebrated their 50th anniversary with their four children and nine grandchildren and many friends in 1995. He played golf weekly until two years ago when treatment for prostate cancer slowed him down. He died suddenly but peacefully a few days after a successful surgery. His son Richard was present. Drew was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret; brother, Richard M. Olson; mother, Vera, all Las Vegas residents as were his grandparents; and father, Anton of Iowa. Survivors include his sons, Richard (Diane) of Houston, Chuck (Kyoko) of Tokyo and Bill (Valerie) of Las Vegas; daughter, Janet (Michael) Humphress of San Jose, Calif.; sister-in-law, Gloria Olson; nephews, Doug and Greg Olson and their families; and nine grandchildren, Sean, Stacey, and Meghan Humphress, and Kathy, Jenny, Rachel, Lindsey, Whitney and Ryan Olson. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89123 (702)464-8500. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Blind Center of Nevada, 1001 N. Bruce St., Las Vegas, NV 89101. Arrangements handled by Palm Mortuary-Eastern.

Published in Las Vegas Review-Journal on November 11, 2004


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  • Created by: Miracle Mile Tim
  • Added: 16 Mar 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 86866837
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Andrew Chester “Drew” Olson (25 May 1920–7 Nov 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86866837, citing Palm Memorial Park, Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA ; Maintained by Miracle Mile Tim (contributor 46835124) .