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Delbert Leroy Olsson

Monday, June 16, 2003

Delbert Leroy Olsson, 74, died Friday (June 13, 2003) at his home in McCook.

He was born Sept. 24, 1928, to Carl W. and Katie E. (Jensen) Olsson at Curtis. He received his education in Curtis and graduated from the Nebraska School of Agriculture. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from February 1946 to December of 1947.

On Oct. 8, 1949, he married Dorothy E. Abernathy at McCook. They have lived in McCook for 54 years. He was a conductor for Burlington Northern Railroad for 38 years, retiring in 1987.

He was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church, McCook Eagles and the Elks club.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and an infant brother.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy of McCook; three daughters, Linda and husband, Scott Raridon of St. Louis, Mo., Jeri and husband, Gary Brush of Brule and Susan and husband, Kent Abbey of St. Joseph, Mo.; a brother Gary Olsson of Aurora, Colo.; two sisters, Evelyn Mercer of Arvada, Colo., and Eleanor and husband, Eldon Nickerson of Longmont, Colo.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Inurnment services will be Tuesday, 11 a.m., at Fort McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell with Jerry Beckenhauer officiating.

His family will be present at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. today to greet friends.

Memorials may be given in his name to the McCook Senior Center.

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.