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Roland Olson - From Coon Rapids Enterprise Online:
July 31, 2008 · Funeral Service for Roland Olson of Exira was Tuesday, July 22 at the First Christian Church in Coon Rapids with Pastor Ben Ramirez officiating.
Casket Bearers were Jared Olson, Bryan Olson, Mike Carter, Melora Torp, Laura Lickfelt and Cathy Wilson.
Honorary Casket Bearers were Sam Cretsinger, Harvey Andersen, Arnold Andersen, Ed Kinnick, Henry Pedersen and Charles Headlee.
Interment was in the Orange Township Cemetery south of Coon Rapids.
Roland Chester Olson
Roland Chester, son of Peter William and Lela (Christensen) Olson, was born January 13, 1916, on a farm in Audubon County. Roland attended school rural school near his home and after completing his education worked with his father on the farm and, for a short time, worked as a painter.
On February 14, 1939, Roland was united in marriage with Dolores Cretsinger at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. They made their home in Exira where Roland worked as a carpenter for Godwin’s. Two sons were born to this union.
In 1942, after Roger was born, they moved to Omaha, NE, where Roland worked at the Martin B-26 bomber plant until the end of the war. In 1945 Dwight was born and Roland worked as a street car driver in Omaha. In 1945 they bought a farm in Guthrie County near Coon Rapids. At that time the family became active members of the Mt. Zion EUB Church near Viola. When that church closed, Roland and Dolores became members of the First Christian Church in Coon Rapids where Roland later served as a deacon. After the death of his wife Dolores in 1971, Roland continued to farm until he retired in 1979. Then he stayed on the farm and took up woodworking, a lifelong interest.
On June 27, 1984, Roland was united in marriage with Mary Eileen Kinnick Smith whose husband had died in 1977. Roland and Eileen made their home on his farm south of Coon Rapids until they moved to their home in Coon Rapids. Eileen died in 1999. Roland continued to live at home until his health began to fail at which time he moved to Swan House in Carroll. In 2006, Roland relocated to Exira Care Center, Exira, where he died on Thursday evening, July 17 at the age of 92 years, 6 months and 4 days.
Preceding Roland in death are his parents; two wives; brother William Roscoe Olson and sister Marie Jones.
He is survived by his two sons Roger Olson and wife Judy of Gray and Dwight Olson and wife Donita of Reading, MI; five grandchildren: Jared Olson and wife Melissa; Bryan Olson and wife Donna; Melora Torp; Laura and husband Christopher Lickfelt and Cathy and husband Robert Wilson; 12 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Families are Forever! ;-)