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Sherman L. Olson, 93

Mar 30, 2014

Winnebago Sherman L. Olson, age 93, of Winnebago, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at United Hospital, Blue Earth.

Funeral Services were held March 24, 2014, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Earth. The Rev. Dr. Mark Wilms officiated. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth. Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service was in charge of arrangements.

Sherman was born May 6, 1920, at Story City, Iowa, the son of Peter and Anna (Christensen) Olson. His family moved to Huntley when he was three years old where Sherman grew up and later graduated from Huntley High School. Following his education he helped farm his family farm near Huntley before his marriage to Marilyn A. Peterson on June 14, 1950, in Delavan. The couple was involved in all aspects of farming for many years near Huntley, where Sherman was a member of the Huntley School Board and was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Earth, serving on the church council. Since the mid 1970’s they toured the country camping with their dog, Princess, as they were members of the Good Sam Camping Club. Sherman was an avid reader, enjoyed gardening and golfing and made sure to get to all of his children’s school programs and sporting events. He enjoyed caring for his horses, dogs and other farm animals through the years. He retired from farming and enjoyed wintering in Winter Haven, Fla., and spending summers in Clearwater since the mid 1980’s. Until moving permanently to Winnebago, at age 90, Sherman helped on the farm during spring planting and harvest time.

Sherman is survived by his wife, Marilyn Olson, of Winnebago; children, Sandra Anderson, of Gilbert, Bradley (Lisa) Olson, of Delavan, Cindy (Eric) Schutt, of Oxford, Mich., and Rod (Shalaine) Olson, of Winnebago; sisters, Beverly (Wayne) Schultz, of Lakefield, Dorothy Benjamin, of Redondo Beach, Calif., Martha Winslow, of Sanford, Fla., and Ruth Adams, of LeSueur; stepbrother, Kenneth Olson, of Texas; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Pearl Olson; sisters, Pauline Johnson and Mildred Pirsig; brothers, Amos and John Olson; stepbrother, Alfred Olson; and stepsisters, Lucille Sweet and Marjorie Teig.

Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com