THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Norman E. Olson
Issue Date: June 16, 2022
Norman E. Olson, 92, Peshtigo, formerly Gillett, died Friday morning, June 10, 2022 at Bay Area Medical Center in Marinette. He was born December 24, 1929 in the Gillett area to Albert and Laura (Larson) Olson. Norman grew up on the family farm in rural Gillett where he learned how to own and operate a successful farm.
On August 28, 1953 he married Helen Heise. As a young married couple and living with his parents, they purchased the 120 acre farm next door and farmed it for most of their lives. Norman and Helen enjoyed going on bus trips and polka dancing. They retired to Gillett and Helen died in 1996. Norman later married Evelyn Hartman and they made their home in Peshtigo. She preceded him in death in 2021. He was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Green Valley and years ago, Midwest Breeders and the Morgan Coop. Norman will be fondly remembered as a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.
Survivors are his three children, Randy (Bev) Olson, Rick (Teresa) Olson and Pam (Hank) Wagner; nine grandchildren, April (Abner) Flores, Kendall (Kraig) Kasper, Katie Jo (Matt) Bohm and Eric (Nikki) Olson; Tracey, Rachel and Emily Olson; Shawn (Crystal) Wagner and Laura (Tyler) Raatz; 12 great grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Mavis Olson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, both of his wives, one brother Arnold and infant sister, Gloria.
Visitation will be held after 9 am Saturday, June 18, 2022 at Bethel Lutheran Church in the Town of Green Valley until the time of service. Funeral services will take place 11 am Saturday at the church and burial will follow in the church cemetery. Jones Funeral Service is serving the Olson family.
The Olson family would like to thank Rennes-West, Bay Area Medical Center and Unity Hospice for the care and concern shown Norman during their time together.