Raymond E. Olson, 82, Marshfield, a former Plover resident, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1999, at the Bethel Center in Arpin where he resided since Sept. 8.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Marshfield with the Rev. James Logan officiating. Military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 54 of Marshfield at the church following the services. Burial will be in All Soul’s Cemetery in Rudolph.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Rembs-Kundinger Funeral Home, Marshfield and from 12:30 p.m. Monday at the church until the services.
Memorials may be designated in his name to the American Parkinson Disease Association or The National Parkinson Foundation.
Mr. Olson was born Aug. 30, 1917, in Oshkosh, a son of the late Swan and Augusta (Peterson) Olson.
He attended elementary schools in Amherst and Stevens Point. He attended the Antigo School of Vocational and Adult Education from 1940 to 1941, graduating from the welding and forging program.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from Dec. 18, 1941, until his honorable discharge on Oct. 28, 1945.
He was married to Kathryn C. Van Ert on Nov. 21, 1942, in Bremerton, Wash. She survives.
The Olsons owned and operated a restaurant in Rudolph in the late 1940s and early 1950s before moving to Redland, Ga., for a few years and then to Wisconsin Dells in 1953 when they became owners and operators of a motel until 1974.
After retiring, they moved to Plover in 1980 and resided there until May 1999, when they moved to Marshfield.
Survivors besides his wife include two daughters, Karen (Alan Radebaugh) Olson, Albuquerque, N.M., and Kristine (Neil) Neinast, Marshfield; one brother, Edwin (Beverly), West Allis; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one son, Randal; six sisters; and two brothers.