Robert C. Olson, 93, of Sparta, died Friday, October 29, 2021 at Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was born on May 20, 1928 in Sparta to Ralph and Gertrude (Williams) Olson.
Robert served in the US Air Force and was stationed in Georgia. He married Joanne Hendersin on October 6, 1949 in Waukon, IA. They had three children.
Robert owned and operated his own trucking business and worked for the Sparta School District. He was a member of the American Legion Post 100 of Sparta. He enjoyed gardening, collecting guns, building cannons, hunting, fishing, camping, traveling, golfing, and bowling.
Robert is survived by his children, Kathy Harris, Linda (Tim) Caucutt, and Robert (tracy) Olson; grandchildren, Chadrec Harris, Shannon Harris, McKenzie Olson, Jacque Olson, Veronica Olson, and Sundara Keyser; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and many other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Joanne; grandson, Lucas Jorgenson; son-in-law, Randy Harris; brothers, William, George, and Maurice; and sister, Margaret Tichenor.
Private graveside services will be held at a later time in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Sparta. A Celebration of Robert’s life will also take place at a later time. Memorials may be directed to Methodist Church Sparta Soup Supper or Sparta Ecumenical Food Pantry.
Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home and Cremation, Sparta, assisted the family with arrangements.
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