IRON MOUNTAIN - Edward "Eddie" C. Olson, 86, of Quinnesec, entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, peacefully at his home, following a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born Jan. 28, 1928, in Norway, son of the late Albert and Gerda (Carlson) Olson. Ed grew up in Norway and graduated from Norway High School, class of 1946. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp from 1946 until he was honorably discharged in 1949.
Ed married Marjorie Bjorkman on Oct. 14, 1950, at Mission Chapel in Niagara, Wis. They resided in Norway for a few years until moving to Quinnesec in 1956. He worked construction for Labor Union Local 1329, serving as president for many years. Ed was a member of First Baptist Church in Iron Mountain. He was also a founding member of Community Bible Chapel in Norway, where he served as a leader for the Christian Service Brigade. In his younger years, Ed coached Little League. He truly loved his family and especially time spent with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Ed is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Marjorie; three sons, Tom (Virginia) Olson of Hudsonville, Rick (Debbie) Olson of Norway and John (Julie) Olson of Green Bay, Wis.; one daughter, Ruth (Richard) Williams of Woodbridge, Va.; 10 grandchildren, Joel (Alyssa), Katie (Matthew), James (Tricia), Matthew, Christie, Zachary, Elizabeth, Michael, Kristen and Benjamin; six great-grandchildren, twins Grace and Alexander, Alaina, twins Addison and Grant, and Kylee; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one son, James in 1974; four brothers, Bersell, Gilbert, Oliver and Rudy Olson; two sisters, Edna Laws and Florence Gawelko; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild.
Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 7, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Community Bible Chapel in Norway. Visitation will also be held Saturday, Feb. 8, from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the chapel.
A celebration of life service will follow at 1 p.m. Saturday at the chapel. Pastor Aaron Miller of First Baptist Church in Iron Mountain will officiate.
Burial will be in the Quinnesec Cemetery.
American Legion Uren Cooper-Johnson Post 50 will accord military honors at graveside.
You may leave a condolence for his family online at www.jacobsfuneralhomes.com.
The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron Mountain to honor Ed's legacy of life.