Archive for Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Obituary: Howard F. Olsen

1940-2005

February 23, 2005

Services for Howard F. Olsen, 64, Mount Carmel, Ill., were Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, in the chapel of Short Funeral Home in Mount Carmel, Ill. Mr. Olsen died Feb. 18, 2005, at Richland Care and Rehab in Olney, Ill.

Mr. Olsen was born Aug. 21, 1940, in Kansas City, Kan., the son of Frank and Florence (Moss) Olsen.

He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Vietnam Conflict. He was a member of the American Legion and Veteran of Foreign Wars. He attended the Free Methodist Church in Mount Carmel.

Mr. Olsen worked as a welder for Partee's Welding Service for several years, and as a gasoline attendant at the Shell Service Station in Mount Carmel.

Survivors include two stepchildren, Earl Anderson, Mount Carmel, and Betty Anderson, Mount Carmel; a sister, Anna Mae Meyer, Linwood; a half-sister, Norma Johnson, Liberty, Mo.; four stepgrandchildren; and several stepgreat-grandchildren. His wife, Ruby, preceded him in death.

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