Obituaries » George W. Olson
02/22/1924 - 10/07/2017
MUSCATINE, Iowa – George Washington Olson, 93, of Muscatine, passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Lutheran Living in Muscatine.
Graveside Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at Greenwood Cemetery with Military Honors by the V.F.W. Post 1565. Memorials may be made to the Izaak Walton of Muscatine.
George was born on February 22, 1924, in Muscatine, the son of Harry and Albertine Theobald Olson. He married Phyllis Shoppa on June 25, 1954, in Iowa City.
He graduated from Muscatine High School in 1942. He then was in the US Army, stationed in South Korea and the Philippines during WWII from 1943 to 1946.
He worked as a Rock Island train dispatcher from 1946 to 1966, and a GPC traffic Manager from 1966 to 1986, retiring in 1986.
George was a member of the Izaak Walton League, Mulberry Stock Club, and the Hyinks Coffee Klatch. He also was a licensed HAM radio operator. He enjoyed camping with family and fishing at his brother’s cottage. George loved trap shooting, fishing, and duck hunting with his sons and grandsons, and was an avid Cubs fan.
Those left to honor his memory include his wife Phyllis; his children, Dan Olson and wife, Diane, Dave Olson and wife, Stephanie, Dianna Stelzner and husband, Glenn, all of Muscatine; five grandchildren, Angela Hansen and husband, Chuck, of Sacramento, California, Nathan Olson, of Muscatine, Nicole Duehlmeyer and husband, Joseph, of Muscatine, Spencer Olson, of Omaha, Nebraska, and Dexter Olson and wife, Kelsey, of Iowa City; five great grandchildren, Rosie and Charlie Hansen, and newborn triplets, Logan, Landon, and Lewis Duehlmeyer; his brother Robert Olson and wife, Carol, of Muscatine.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Arnold, and Delmar.