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Service set for David Olson

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David R. Olson of Brown County passed away Monday, July 5, 2010 at Bloomington Hospital. He was 66.

Born Jan. 29, 1944 in Gary, he was the son of the late Simon and Helen (Geiger) Olson. He married his loving wife of 45 years, Joyce V. (Langman) Olsen, on June 25, 1965 in Gary. She survives.

Also surviving are daughters Debbie Hibner of Brown County and Tricia M. (husband Bon) Petretta of Portage; sons Matthew (wife Jocelyn) Olson of Bigsby, Okla., and Mark (wife Carrie) Olson of Knoxville, Tenn.; 14 grandchildren; and sister Joyce Globke of Hammond.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a twin brother, Donald Olson

David was a 1962 graduate of Lew Wallace High School in Gary. He retired in 2000 as a scarfer from Bethlehem Steel after 34 years of service. He was a professional and passionate cabinet and furniture maker. He enjoyed reading mystery books and watching NCIS & Criminal Minds on television. He also enjoyed working in his vegetable and flower gardens and loved to travel with his wife to Minnesota for fishing trips. He was a member of the Goshen Community Church in Brown County and was a past member of the Swedish Lodge in Indianapolis.

The Rev. Barb Woods will conduct a funeral service at 1 p.m. on Thursday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Goshen Community Church Cemetery in Brown County.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of David to The Motherís Cupboard, P.O. Box 746, Nashville, IN 47448 and or American Cancer Society, 5635 West 96th Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278. Condolences may be made to the family at


Posted 7/6/2010