Arnold Olson, 93Arnold Olson, 93, Evansville, died September 5, 2009 at Crestview Manor in Evansville.
Arnold Olson, 93, Evansville, died September 5, 2009 at Crestview Manor in Evansville.
Arnold was born September 17, 1915 in Evansville to John Peter and Ellen (Kittelson) Olson. He grew up and received his schooling in Evansville. He was united in marriage to Phyllis Lucas on July 12, 1944 at the church parsonage. The couple farmed in the Evansville area and Arnie also drove cattle truck and began doing carpentry work. In 1958, they moved to Alexandria. In 1968, they moved back to the farm in Evansville. In August of 2008, Arnie became a resident of Crestview Manor after a lengthy illness.
Arnie enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling to Park Rapids, tinkering with and repairing things. He also enjoyed visiting with family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis, of Evansville; his son, Ron (Teresa) Olson of Alexandria; two daughters, Shirley Smith of Alexandria and Elizabeth (Michael) Betterman of Dent; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Vicki Riesselman; four brothers, Warren, Kermit, James and Milton; and one sister, Margaret Christenson.
Services were held September 9 at Christina Lake Lutheran Church in rural Evansville with the Rev. Kenneth Thiele officiating. Burial was at Geneva Cemetery in Alexandria.
Online condolences to the family may be sent at www.glendenilson.com.
Glende-Nilson Funeral Home of Evansville was in charge of arrangements.