Arnold L. Olson

Arnold L. Olson, 80, Gillett, died Saturday morning, June 22, 2019, with his family present, at St. Mary’s Hospital ICU following a short respiratory illness. He was born March 13, 1939, in Shawano to Albert and Laura (Larson) Olson. Arnie grew up on the family farm and attended Gillett schools.

On Jan. 14, 1961, he married Mavis Peterman at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in rural Gillett. The couple lived on the family farm all their lives which they owned and operated. Following his retirement from farming in 1997, Arnie worked at Morgan Wood Products. He was a longtime member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Green Valley. As an avid dartball player, he played for his church and the Oconto River dartball league. Arnie very much loved family gatherings, especially with his grandchildren present and enjoyed talking to all people in attendance.

Survivors are his wife of 58 years, Mavis Olson, Gillett; their two daughters, Joyce (Harvey) Schwittay, Pound; Laurie (Tim) Coopman, Oconto Falls; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one brother, Norman (Evelyn) Olson, Peshtigo; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Marcella Binkowski, West Allis; Lawrence (Betty) Peterman, Marlin Wiskow, Dennis (Brenda Wellens) Wiskow, all of Gillett; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter Joann Wirtz, an infant sister, mother-in-law, Linda Wiskow and one brother-in-law, John Binkowski.

Visitation will be held 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls. Visitation will continue after 10 a.m. Thursday, June 27, 2019, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Green Valley until the time of service. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at the church with Pastor Bill Gruenstern officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.