Paul Robert Olson, 97 of Welch, died Friday, May 17, 2019 at St Crispin Living Community in Red Wing, MN, where he’d lived since April 2018. Paul was born September 29th, 1921 at the farm home of his parents, Alvin and Caroline (Schaffer) Olson. He proceeded to live in that house for over 93 years.
Paul attended country school in Welch, then went through eighth grade at St. Joseph Catholic School in Red Wing. On June 9th, 1945 he married Bernice Treichler of Welch at St. Joseph Church in Red Wing. He farmed until 1987, as well as working part-time for the Postal Service and Welch Village Ski Area. Paul enjoyed playing cards, bird watching, mowing lawn, crossword puzzles and going to Mass. At the time of his death, he was the oldest life-long parishioner at St. Joseph Church in Miesville.
Paul Robert Olson is survived by three daughters, Bonnie (Carl) Granquist of Shoreline, WA, Paulette (John) Sutherland of Casper, WY, and Judy (Rocky) Ramboldt of Goodhue, MN; eight grandchildren, Claire Granquist, Carl (Courtney Pearson) Granquist, all of Shoreline, WA, Erin Una Olson (Brad Bernstein) of Austin, TX, Benjamin (Stephanie) Billings of San Mateo, CA, Rebekah (Jeff) Stout of Jamaica Plain, MA, Hannah (Angel) Acosta of Casper, WY, Anna (Emilia) Ramboldt of Linghem, Sweden, and Laura Ramboldt of Goodhue; seven great grandchildren, Uma and Kaveen Chainani, Quinntin Bernstein, Zinnia and Kye Acosta, Phoebe Stout, and Walter Ramboldt; one sister, Harriet Schammel of Red Wing; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice, on March 5, 2011; three brothers, Conrad, Godfrey, and Eugene; and two sisters, Helen Daley and Frances Kilgore.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 PM on Thursday, May 23 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Miesville. Funeral Mass will be offered by Fr. Terry Beeson at 11 AM on Friday, May 24, with visitation for one hour prior to Mass. Interment is in the Church cemetery.
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