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Don D. Olson

Thursday, June 17, 2010

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March 20, 1928-June 14, 2010

McCOOK, Nebraska -- Don D. Olson of rural McCook died at his home on June 14, 2010.

He was born March 20, 1928 in Hitchcock County to Axel Olson and Ellen (Jacobs) Olson. He attended school in Culbertson and graduated from high school in 1946. He also attended McCook Community College.

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He was married to Bertha (Babs) Kalinski on Aug. 21, 1949. The couple had two sons, Don J. and Randy M.

Don served in the Army for two years during the Korean War.

He served on numerous boards in this area and retired from farming and ranching in 1999.

His wife, Bertha, and his parents preceded him in death.

On June 6, 1989 he was married to Donna Janelle (Story) Schlager.

Survivors are his wife, Donna; two sons, Don J. and wife, Colleen (Schlager) of rural McCook, Randy M. and wife, Pam (King) of Johnstown, Colorado; one step-son, Russell Schlager and wife, Bev (Hein) of rural McCook; five grandchildren, Alisha Fahnholz and husband, Mitch of Justin, Texas, Luke Olson of Grand Island, Tanner Olson of Johnstown, Chance Olson of Spokane, Washington, Ashley Johnston and husband, Casey of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; four step-grandchildren, Ryan Rasmussen, Jake Schlager, Joe Schlager and Zach Schlager all of McCook; one great-grandson, Kaleb; one sister, Muriel Miller of Lincoln; Aunts, Ada Remington and Phyllis Marsh both of McCook, Freda Olson of Grand Island; and many special nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Memorials may be given in his name.

Services will be held Tuesday, June 29, at 10:30 a.m. at Memorial United Methodist Church in McCook with Pastor Lance Clay officiating. Inurnment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.