Cody William Olson was born on Oct.r 22, 1989, in Mauston, Wis., to Roger and Jody (Betzold) Olson. He died on May 26, 2014, at Seasons Hospice in Rochester.
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Funeral services for Cody W. Olson, 24, of Byron, formerly of Baldwin, Wis., will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 31, 2014, at Evangel United Methodist Church in Rochester. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 30, 2014 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes and also one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church. Burial will be at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 1, 2014, at Corinthian Cemetery in Farmington.
Cody moved around a lot while growing up but had lived in Baldwin, Wis., for the past 12 years. He graduated from Baldwin-Woodville High School in Baldwin, Wis., in 2008. He received his two-year technical degree, to become a lineman, from Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire, Wis., but then went on to work at County Concrete in Roberts, Wis. He married Erin Root on March 22, 2014, in Rochester and then moved to Byron. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, four-wheeling and just being with friends and family. He had a positive attitude about life and is an inspiration to many.
Survivors include his wife, Erin of Byron; his parents, Roger and Jody Olson of Nekoosa, WI; his in-laws, Steve and Cheryl Root of Byron, MN; his brother, Tyler Olson of Menomonie, WI; his grandparents, Betty Betzold of Farmington, MN and Loren and Sharon Olson of Westby, WI. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Dale Betzold and his uncle Dale Saltmarsh.
Memorials can be directed to Melanoma Cancer Research at the Mayo Clinic.
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Published in The Post-Bulletin on May 28, 2014
Ranfranz & Vine Funeral Homes & Crematory
5421 Royal Pl Nw Rochester, MN 55901