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Richard L. Olson
Issue Date: November 25, 2020
Richard L. Olson, 84, of Oconto Falls, formerly of Suring, passed away Friday, Nov. 20, 2020.
Born Jan. 22, 1936 as Donald Knaab, he was adopted by the late Oscar and Meryle Olson and renamed Richard L. Olson. He served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Diamond Head from 1959-1961. On July 8, 1961, he married Marlene Christensen and they resided in Suring where they raised two children.
He worked at Gillett Plywood and then at Memline/Nu-Line in Suring for many years until retiring. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing and hunting.
Survivors include two children, Sandra (Benny) Stuewer of Fond Du Lac and Daniel Olson of Seattle, Wa.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.
Along with his adoptive parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marlene; an infant son, Michael and two brothers, Keith and Kenneth.
Visitation will be held Friday, Nov. 27 at Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring from 11 a.m. until time of the funeral service at noon. He will be interred at Frostville Cemetery. Gruetzmacher Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be expressed at www.gruetzmacherfuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to Gruetzmacher Funeral Home, P.O. Box 223, Suring, WI 54174.