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In Memoriam

Robert (Bob) Lewis Olson

Robert (Bob) Lewis Olson, 86, of Black River Falls, passed away peacefully on November 6, 2020 at home in Black River Falls, WI.

He was born on November 28, 1933 to Melvin and Violette Olson. He married Jean Eckel on August 28, 1998 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa.

He enjoyed collecting and restoring John Deere tractors, going on tractor rides and going to tractor shows. Bob and two good friends started the first tractor ride in Wisconsin. He served three years in the Navy. Bob retired from the Jackson Co. Highway Department. He enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Jean; brother, Roger; sister, Verda Stewart; two sons, Rick (Diane) Olson and Gene Olson; one daughter, Kimberly (Karl) Kannenberg; two grandchildren, Tricia (Jeffery) Waughtal and Tracey (Amy) Olson; five great-grandchildren, Nick and Connor Waughtal; Jordyn, Travis, and Mia Olson, as well as five sisters-in-law and five brothers-in-law.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Father, Melvin; Mother, Violette Olson; two sisters-in-law, two brothers-in-law, and his grandson, Travis Olson.

The family would like to thank the hospice team who helped Bob out in his last days.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to BRF hospice.

A drive-thru visitation will be held on Monday, November 16, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. at South Beaver Creek Lutheran Church, W16679 County Road D, Ettrick, WI 54627. There will be a private family service with military honors.


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