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Services Saturday for Wilmer D. Olson

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Wilmer D. Olson, age 85 of Westville, IN, passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

He was born on February 7, 1932, in Chesterton, IN, to Oscar and Margaret (Campbell) Olson.

He married, Brenda J. King on August 23, 1985 in Covington, KY. She survives, as do; sons, William Olson of Minneapolis, MN, Donald (Melissa) Olson of LaPorte, IN, Jeff Olson of Westville, IN, and Greg Olson of Westville, IN; daughters, Cheri (Todd) Hobson of Rensselaer, IN, Ryann (Kurt) Ramer of Westville, IN, Gayle Mucha of Westville, IN, Amanda (Steven) Hall of Orlando, FL, Tonya (Patrick) Fitzwater of Indianapolis, IN, and Tara (Bill) Felske of LaPorte, IN; brother, James (Derlene) Olson of Chesterton, IN, and 23 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother and sister-in-law, Robert (Buelah) Olson; sisters and brother in laws, Dorothy (Sears) Wait and Marie (Richard) Alterkrus.

Wilmer was a licensed funeral director and embalmer for over 50 years. He was employed at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Wilmer was a member of the Rhen Hilkert American Legion Post 21 in Westville, 40 & 8 Local 276 in Michigan City, Indiana Funeral Directors Association, and National Funeral Directors Association.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at 3:00 p.m., at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN, 46304. Visitation will take place on Friday, March 3, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at the funeral home, with American Legion services at 7:00 p.m. followed by 40 & 8 services. Cremation will be performed by Heritage Crematory, Portage, IN.

Online condolences to the family may be made at


Posted 3/3/2017




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