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Richard Olson

June 9, 1949 — December 11, 2021


Richard “Dick” Olson passed away December 11, 2021, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, at 72 years old.  Richard was born in Owen Withee, Wisconsin on June 9, 1949, to Clarence and Elizabeth (nee Thompson) Olson.  Richard graduated from Owen Withee High School and went on to be self-employed.  He owned Midwest Amusements for 30 years.

He is survived by wife Mary; children Christopher (Amanda), Leevon, Gabriel (Amy), Rodger, Ricky (Lynn), Rene (Kelly) and Gina; siblings Connie, David, Daniel (Shelley) and Dolly; 14 grandchildren, 1 great granddaughter; nieces, nephews, and many friends.  Richard was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers and 1 sister.  He was accompanied in death by grandson Aiden Bandach.

A celebration of Richard’s life will be held Saturday, March 12, 2022, at 4:00 pm at Brainard Funeral Home’s Everest Chapel, 5712 Memorial Court, Weston. Visitation will begin at 2:00 pm until the time of service at the funeral home. For those who are unable to attend, the service will be livestreamed and recorded at Masks and social distancing will be required.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to your favorite charity, get vaccinated, and/or help a loved one get vaccinated.

The family would like to thank the EPU Covid Care Unit for everything they did to make Richard as comfortable as possible.

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