Charles E. Olson, 90, of Sun Lakes, Ariz., passed away Oct. 26, 2018.
Charles “Chuck” was born in Holmen, to the late Lynn O. and Alice J. Olson. He graduated from Holmen High School in 1946 and entered the U.S. Army, where he was stationed in Japan, during the post-war occupation of that country. After discharge, he was united in marriage to Carol Price. Chuck and Carol then moved to Decorah, Iowa, where Chuck attended Luther College and earned a bachelor’s degree.
Chuck was employed for nearly all of his working career by the U.S. Postal Service, working his way up to manager of the Bulk Mail Processing Center in Cincinnati. After retirement, he and Carol moved to Sun Lakes.
Chuck was an accomplished athlete and enjoyed many sports throughout his life. He played on his high school and college basketball, baseball and football teams and also enjoyed a lifelong love of golf. He was an avid outdoorsman, hunter, trapper, fisherman and bird watcher.
He was an Explorer Scout leader and headed many expeditions to the north woods, Boundary Waters and Canada. Chuck had a beautiful baritone voice and sang in a barbershop quartet and chorus.
He served on the Holmen School Board and was a volunteer fireman for many years. He also belonged to many organizations, including the American Legion and Lions Club.
Chuck is survived by his wife, Carol; three daughters, Martha (Donald) Johnson of Onalaska, Elizabeth (Thomas) Fiebelkorn of Trempealeau and Karlyn Neubauer of Chandler, Ariz.; four grandchildren, Adrien (Katie) Johnson, Daisy (Chris) Boehm, Eric (Kathy) Neubauer and Adam Neubauer; three great-grandchildren, Aspen, Brooks and Haakon Johnson; one brother, Larry (Mary) Olson; one sister, Ruth (Brandt) Werner; a sister-in-law, Marilyn (Gene) Olson; one aunt, Dolores Carr; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Gene (Marilyn) Olson; and his sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn (Olson) Rem ‘57 and John Rem ‘59. Memorial remembrances can made to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, or the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, or mailed to Elizabeth Fiebelkorn, 13135 Jay Street, Trempealeau, WI 54661.