Lewis Olson

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Jun 26, 1921 - Jan 29, 2014 Louie Olson passed away January 29, 2014 with his wife at his side. Louie was born June 26, 1921 in Ballard, WA to Lewis and Hannah Olson. He grew up in Ballard and graduated from Ballard High School in 1938. He spent a year at Prairie Bible Institute in Three Hills, Alberta. In 1939, Louie enlisted in the United States Coast Guard and served until the end of World War II in 1945. He served in the South Pacific and Alaska. After the Coast Guard he became a Merchant Marine from 1945 - 1952. Back on land he started cutting meat for Jones Brothers in Ballard and continued in the meat business until retirement. Louie, his wife Doris and daughter Heidi, moved to Camano Island WA in 1975. He felt he had found a little piece of paradise. Beside his love for the sea, Louie found he really enjoyed spending time on his tractor and cutting firewood. Louie made friends easily. His ready smile along with his joking, easy going personality drew people to him. He will be greatly missed by his many friends and family. Louie is survived by his wife, Doris; his children: Greg (Debra) Olsson, John (Joy) Olsson, Terri (Phil) Segadelli, Brian Olson and Heidi Olson; his grandchildren: Christopher Olsson, Maile Olsson and Doug Jackson. He is also survived by his precious, youngest grandchildren: Keith and Angi Olson. They filled his life with joy these past four years. He was preceded in death by his loving parents and dear sister. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2014, 11:00 a.m. at Camano Chapel on Camano Island, WA. Memorials may be made through Camano Chapel to the Gayle Wayland Adoption Fund or to missionaries Jim and Salome Crouch who serve in Nigeria. Arrangements under direction of Gilbertson Funeral Home, Stanwood.

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Gilbertson Funeral Home and Cremation Service - Stanwood
27001 88th Ave NW
Stanwood, WA 98292
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Published in The Herald (Everett) on Feb. 12, 2014
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