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Harvey E. Olson

October 19, 1927 - June 14, 2019

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Harvey E. Olson, age 91, of Abbotsford, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Friday, June 14, 2019 at his home under the tender care hospice. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 24, 2019 at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Abbotsford.  Father Tim Oudenhoven will officiate. Military Honors provided by Colby VFW Post #2227 will follow the service. Visitation will occur at the church beginning at 9:00 a.m. Monday, until time of service. Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is entrusted with arrangements.


Harvey was born on October 19, 1927, the son of Harry and Mary (Zahorka) Olson, in Abbotsford. He graduated from Abbotsford High School in 1945.  He enlisted and served in the United States Army.  On April 17, 1948, Harvey married Pearl Foss.  They recently celebrated 71 years of marriage.

Harvey was a cheese maker, then worked for Biron Paper in Wisconsin Rapids for 13 years, and lastly worked for Land O’Lakes in Spencer for over 20 years.

Harvey enjoyed tending his vegetable garden , fishing, and camping. He especially enjoyed following his children and grandchildren in their events and other activities. Most importantly, Harvey cherished his family.

Harvey leaves behind his wife, Pearl of Abbotsford; five children: Richard (Ruth) of Chippewa Falls, DuWayne (Barb) of Abbotsford, Barb (Jim) Stuttgen of Stratford, Diane (Kevin) Harris of Neillsville and Michael (June) of Abbotsford; 21 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. He is further survived by a sister-in-law, Anna Foss of Marshfield; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; a son, Kenneth; his sister, Mildred Hanson and numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.


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