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Leo Olson

March 13, 1937 — February 20, 2015

LEO E. OLSON

Leo E. Olson, age 77, of Kahoka, MO, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 20, 2015 at the Clark Co. Nursing Home surrounded by his family and friends.

Leo was born March 13, 1937 in Kahoka, MO, a son of Oscar and Media Shotten Olson.

He was married to Bettie Edmondson in 1958 and they were the parents of a son and a daughter. She preceded him in death on September 13, 1995. On April 27, 2002 he was united in marriage to Mildred "Millie" Sherwood Cook.

Survivors include his wife, "Millie", of the home; his children, Leo W. (Sheri) Olson of Maywood, MO and Debra (Mrs. Robert) Smith of LaGrange, MO; step-children: Odie (Cathy) Cook of Canton, MO, Susan (Mrs. Tim) Roberts of Wayland, MO and Mike (Hila) Cook of Keokuk, IA; four grandchildren: Aaron Olson (Kalynne Mickan) of Maywood, MO, Rachel Olson of Maywood, MO, Julianne (Mrs. Ethan) Messer of LaGrange, MO, and Catherine Smith of LaGrange, MO; two great-grandchildren, Joseph and Aleah Messer; seven step- grandchildren;thirteen step great-grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law: Lorene Harris of Okqwaka, IL, Jane Cook of Macon, MO, Katherine Sherwood of Lewistown, MO and Gary Sherwood of Canton, MO; dear family friend, Vivian Perry, of Memphis, MO; as well as nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Bettie; a step-son, Glenn Cook; three brothers, Richard, Donald and Stanley Olson and a sister, Betty Elder.

Leo attended high school in Granger, MO. He was an excellent mechanic, especially when it came to Volkswagons. At his retirement, he was a twenty-year employee of Hollister Whitney Elevator Co. in Quincy.

Leo was a former member of the LaGrange Christian Church and attended the Peaksville Christian Church. He enjoyed going to auctions and flea markets and was a huge Green Bay Packers Fan. He and Millie loved wintering in Texas and playing many hands of cards and other games with friends there. He also enjoyed the time he spent at the Clark Co. Nutrition Site visiting and playing cards with friends there also. His family was very important to him and time spent with them was very special.

Visitation for Leo Olson was held Monday, February 23, 2015 from 5 - 7 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka followed by a Time of Remembrance and Sharing.

Cremation followed with burial to be held at a later date in the Frazee Cemetery, rural Alexandria, MO.

Memorials are suggested to Frazee Cemetery, the Clark Co. Nutrition Site, or the Clark Co. Local Cancer Fund.

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