Olson, Nobel Louie (1897-1971)

Funeral services for Nobel L. Olson, 74, of rural Middle River were held Tuesday at 2 pm, at the First Lutheran church at Middle River. Olson died unexpectedly Thursday evening at his home in Cedar township, Marshall county.

Rev. Donald Fredine officiated at the services. Mrs. Eldon Sparby was the organist and Mrs. Richard Luoto sang. Interment was in the Riverside cemetery, near Middle River, with military rites conducted by Hans E. Lian post 444 of the American Legion. The Collins Funeral home, Middle River, was in charge of arrangements.

Serving as pallbearers were John Wagner, Henry Rasmussen, Ray Juhl, Archie Prosser, George Hill and Harold Brandon.

Nobel L Olson, a son of the late Andrew and Mary Olson was born Feb. 26, 1897 in Cedar township, Marshall county. There he attended school and grew to manhood. He served with the United States Army during World War I. After his discharge, he attended the Northwest School of Agriculture, graduation in 1922.

On Nov. 10, 1944, he was united in marriage to Miss Thelma Bergeson at Roseau. Since their marriage, they have lived and farmed in Cedar township, where he was active in church and the community affairs. He served on township and school district boards for many years and also was trustee of the First Lutheran church at Middle River for several years.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Miss Carol Olson of LaPorte, Ind., and three brothers: Edgar, Henry and George Olson, all of Middle River.

Five brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.

Transcribed by:  Cheryl Srnsky