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Clifford V. Olson

Clifford V. Olson

Feb. 1, 1921 - Aug. 23, 2008

WILLMAR -- Clifford Vernon Olson, 87, of Willmar died Saturday at Bethesda Pleasantview Nursing Home in Willmar.

The service will be at a later date. Arrangements are by Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar.

He was born Feb. 1, 1921, in New London to Ingvard and Josephine (Larson) Olson. He grew up in Kandiyohi and graduated from Willmar High School in 1939.

He married Muriel V. Klint in December 1940. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater. After he was discharged, the couple lived in Minnesota and Montana and moved to Minneapolis in 1952. He worked as a truck driver for Gopher State Oil Company for 20 years and retired in 1972. In 1973, they moved to Willmar and he worked part-time driving truck at Wonderalls and Nelson International.

He was a member of Tripolis Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his wife; two sons: Joey (and Joan) Olson of Minneapolis, and Klint (and Sherri) Olson of Willmar; one daughter: Carolyn Loftus of Austin, Texas; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; one brother: Gene (and Carolee) Olson of Willmar; and two sisters: Evelyn Gable and Ardis Johnson, both of Placerville, Calif.

He was preceded in death by two sons: Dennis and Daryl; one sister; and two brothers.