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Charles Olson

Charles R. Olson, age 79, of Willmar, passed away on Sunday morning, July 31, at Prairie Senior Cottages in Willmar.

A celebration of life service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 5, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar. Interment will be at Cloverleaf Memorial Park Cemetery in Willmar. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Friday.

Charles Roger Olson was born May 19, 1937, in Willmar, Minnesota, to Lars and Gladys (Stene) Olson. He was a direct descendant of Gurri Endresen. He attended school in Willmar and graduated from Willmar High School in 1957. After working odd jobs, began working for the Kandiyohi Electric Cooperative in Willmar, retiring after 41 years of service. He married Beatrice Sietsema on September 2, 1961. They made their home in Willmar and went on to have two children, Todd and Jodi. Charlie enjoyed playing softball, bowling, golfing, traveling, and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his children, Todd (and Charlene) Olson of Sunburg, MN, and Jodi (and Neil) Radermacher of Eagan, MN; six grandchildren, Scott (and Jennifer) Knudson, Amanda (and Ryan) Schlegel, Nathan Olson, Brett Olson, Breanna Radermacher (and Michael Petesch), and Brady Radermacher; five great-grandchildren, Sander Knudson, Jaya Knudson, Carly Jean Schlegel, Alaina Schlegel, and Arman Schlegel; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Beatrice Olson in 2012; a sister, Nona Torbert; and a brother-in-law, Gary Torbert.

Cemetery Details

Cloverleaf Memorial Park Cemetery
3003 8th Avenue NE
Willmar, MN, 56201


AUG 5. 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Peterson Brothers Funeral Home

700 Becker Avenue Southwest

Willmar, MN, US, 56201


AUG 5. 01:00 PM

Peterson Brothers Funeral Home

700 Becker Avenue Southwest

Willmar, MN, US, 56201

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Charlie will be missed by all who knew him. Out prayers are with his family.

Marlene Noe - August 02, 2016 at 10:24 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM