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Richard M. “Dick” Olson

Richard M. “Dick” Olson Richard M. “Dick” Olson


Richard M. “Dick” Olson, 78, of Rib Lake, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at Rib Lake Health Services while under the care of Hope Hospice. A celebration of life with military honors conducted by the Spirit American Legion Post 452 will be held in June at Zondlo’s in Rib Lake. More information will be announced soon and will be in the Star News and on the funeral home website and Facebook page.

Dick was born Feb. 18, 1946 in Wausau to Marvin and Margaret (Strasser) Olson.

He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam from 1965 until his honorable discharge in 1967.

In 1973, Dick married Sharon Ellis. They resided in Rib Lake and Dick worked in the plating department at Briggs and Stratton for over 30 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching and feeding the birds. He was a member of the Spirit American Legion Post 452.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sharon Olson of Rib Lake; three children, Scott (Laura) Bischoff, Sandi (Kurt) Jore, all of Fla., Randy (Amy) Bischoff of Merrill; a brother, Danny Olson of Rib Lake; two sisters- in-law; a brother-in-law; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; his best buddy, Ben Kauer of Rib Lake; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his inlaws; a brother, Duane Olson; a brother-in-law; and a sister-in-law.

Memorials may go to Hope Hospice in appreciation of the excellent care and kindness shown to Dick and his family.

Hemer-Pickerign Funeral & Cremation Services of Medford is serving the family.

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