Obituaries

James C. Olson

Nov 20, 2018
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Services:

2:00 PM, Monday November 26, 2018 at South Waterloo Church of the Brethren, 6227 Kimball Ave., Waterloo

Visitation:

12:30 until services at the church

Cemetery:

Orange Township Cemetery with military rites

Memorials:

to the church

Biography

James C. Olson, 84, of Grundy Center, formerly of Waterloo, died at: Arlington Place of Grundy Center on Tuesday, November 20, 2018.

 

He was born October 2, 1934 in Garnett, Kansas, son of Sheldon and Mildred Patterson Olson. He attended Burlington schools. Jim married JoAnn Weigle on August 31, 1956 at South Waterloo Church of the Brethren. He served in the U.S. Army from 1957-1959.

 

Jim retired from Terex Crane Co. in Waverly in 1995 as a welder. He was a member of South Waterloo Church of the Brethren.

 

He enjoyed hunting deer and fishing especially in Canada. At the holidays, Jim would give away turkeys and pork loins to different people that he had smoked himself. 

 

Jim is survived by his wife, JoAnn of Waterloo; son: William (Cathy) Olson, Dysart, IA; son in law: Mark Johnson, Waterloo; 6 grandchildren: Katie (Jason) Trueg, Mariah (Gary) Deitrick, Seth (Kari) Johnson, Hollie Berryman, Sarah Olson, and Jordan Olson; 15 great grandchildren: Taron and Anthony; Taylor, Jaden, Damon, and Alexander; Andy, Will, Maggie, Beckett and Cooper; Lincoln and Beth; and Makayla and Makenna; a granddaughter in law: Tiffany Olson and step sister: Loretta Stephens, Boliver, MO.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Viola Olson; son, Robert Olson; daughter, Carrie Johnson; daughter in law, Marge Olson; grandson: Anthony “Tony” Olson; sister, Martha McChesney; brother in law, Millard McChesney; and step brother in law, Ralph Stephens.

 

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