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Merlyn J Olson, 79, of Chetek, passed away on Thursday September 19th at Atrium Post-Acute Care in Chetek.
Merlyn was born on June 22nd 1940 in Cameron Wisconsin to the late Sigval and Violet (Flynn) Olson. On December 5th 1959 he married Sara Howard.
Early on in his marriage Merlyn worked for Madison Silo and then went on to farm and work at Chetek feed mill until he retired. He was passionate about farming, gardening, and hunting. He looked forward to the weekends so he could cheer on his two favorite teams, the Badgers and Packers.
Merlyn is survived by his wife Sara Olson; son Carlie (Shelley) Olson; daughter Melinda (Bill) Peterson; brother Larry (Kathy) Olson; sister Karen Olson; grandchildren Bryant (Katelind) Olson, Andy (Sadie) Peterson, and Jordan Peterson; along with many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents Sigval and Violet Olson; brothers Orland Olson, and Eldon Thompson; sisters Laverne Hensel, and Marvel Larson.
Services will be held on Saturday October 5th at Chetek Lutheran Church (1419 2nd St, Chetek) starting at 11:00 AM with a visitation starting an hour before. Services will be officiated by Pastor Guy Redfield. After the conclusion of the service there will be a luncheon to follow.
Cremation Society of Wisconsin is serving the family. Online condolences can be left at www.cremationsociety-wi.com.
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