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Raymond Carl Olson

Raymond Carl Olson passed away Nov. 20, 2019, after a brief stay at Good Samaritan Society in Albion of complications from leukemia. He was 88 years young. Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Selma Olson, in-laws, Julius and Vivian Freese, sister-in-law Carol Flanagan, many cousins, and all of his Coast Guard buddies who were like family to him. He was the last man standing.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Dottie; sons Chris Olson (Nialie) and Dan Olson (Jean), all of Albion, and his daughters, Laurie Nye (Steve) of Omaha, and Julie Putnam (Sean) of Lincoln; sister Ruth Essink (Doyle) of Chino Valley, AZ; sister-in law, Karen Cline of LaVista; grandchildren: Cassandra Olson, Zachary Olson (Caitlin), Nathan Olson (Michelle), Danielle Olson, Jacob Olson, Logan Olson; Amanda Nye Bitting (Bill); Joshua Barnes (Mollie), Brian Barnes; Victoriya Suvorova, Chel Putnam, Kailie McDermott and Rylie McDermott; great grandchildren Hailey Olson and Hunter Olson, nieces and nephews, and his special buddy, Jack the black lab, and the countless people who touched his life and shared stories with him.
At Ray’s request, he will be cremated and no services will take place at this time. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in his honor. Ray didn’t want a fuss. That’s who he was.
Levander Funeral Home in Albion served the family at this time. Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.levanderfuneralhome.com.