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Maynard E. Olson Dec. 3, 1934 - Feb. 11, 2009

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GREEN VALLEY, Ariz. -- Maynard Edam Olson, 74, of Green Valley, Ariz., and Pennock, died Feb. 11 in Green Valley.

Services were Friday in Rockford. Arrangements were with the Peterson Chapel, Buffalo Funeral Home.

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He was born Dec. 3, 1934, on a farm in Dovre Township, Kandiyohi County, to Axel and Florence (Hoglund) Olson. He grew up on the farm in rural Pennock and graduated from Willmar High School in 1952.

He married Geraldine Holtz on Sept. 17, 1955, in Paynesville. He worked in sales all his life, starting at a sign company in Willmar, followed by Continental Banking Company and then USWest, retiring in 1990. Over the years, he lived in Pennock, Minnetonka and Rockford. After retirement, he spent winters in Green Valley, Ariz., and summers at the farm or Lake Milacs.

He was a founding member of Our Fathers Lutheran Church in Rockford and a member of an Elks lodge.

He is survived by his wife; children: Debbie Olson and Scott (and Wendy) Olson; two granddaughters and one brother: Alec (and Janice) Olson.

He was preceded in death by one brother.

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