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Leonard Olson

Died: Thu., Mar. 28, 2019

Family to do services at later date

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Leonard W. Olson, 91 of Bandon Passed away March 28, 2019 at home with his family at his side. 

He was born in Bayfield, Wisconsin July 4, 1927 to August and Nellie (Butterfield) Olson.  He was 

united in marriage to Avis Jane Mead April 22, 1950 in Ashland, Wisconsin. They moved to  Bandon

in 1952.  


Leonard is survived by his children; Fred Olson of Bandon, Tim and Lily Olson of Montana, Lynette and

 Gale Turner of Bandon, Patti (Colleen) and Russell Fraser of Bandon, and son-in-law Don Sitter of Eugene; 

and sister Carol Knerringer of Minnesota; numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews, 14 grandchildren

and 21 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his youngest daughter Beth Lenee Sitter, one brother, 

and one sister. 


He worked on the Great Lakes hauling iron ore and wheat to eastern cities and served in the U.S. Navy.

After moving to Bandon he worked in the timber products industry until retirement.  He was a member 

of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa tribe.  


Private interment will be held at the IOOF cemetery on the family plot in Bandon with arrangements by Amling  Schroeder at Bandon.  A celebration of life will be held for Leonard and Avis at a later date. 


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