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Dwight E. Olson

October 18, 1943 ~ December 22, 2019 (age 76)

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Dwight E. Olson, 76, of Whiting, Iowa passed away, Sunday, December 22, 2019 at Pleasant View Care Center in Whiting, Iowa.

Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M. Saturday, December 28, 2019 at the First Christian Church in Onawa, Iowa with Elders Lonnie Campbell and Bill Collison officiating. Burial will be in the Belvidere Cemetery, rural Turin, Iowa. Visitation with family present will be 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday, December 27, 2019 at the Rush Family Chapel, Onawa, Iowa. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service, Onawa, Iowa.

Dwight was born October 18, 1943 in Sioux City, Iowa to Emil and Wanda (Aitken) Olson.

When Dwight was about three, his parents moved to Monona County, residing in Castana, Mapleton, and then to Onawa for their retirement years. He was a member of the class of 1963 at Mapleton High School. His parents were farmers and Dwight was their best “farm hand” and enjoyed raising sheep.

Dwight moved to Sioux City to start his independent life when his folks retired from the farm. He held several maintenance jobs in the Sioux City area. He was active with the Central Baptist Church and had developed quite a family of caring friends. For over fifteen years he kept very busy doing volunteer work. He volunteered at the Sioux City Police Department and at Mercy Health Care where he did the shredding of their confidential records. Dwight enjoyed keeping track of the weather and sports. You could find him attending East High and Morningside College games or watching professional football on TV. Dwight was a resident of Pleasant View Care Center for the past eleven years, and became family with the residents and staff.

Dwight is survived by his sisters, Elaine Banks of Mapleton, Iowa, Marlene (Lonnie) Campbell of Onawa, Iowa, and Debra (Larry Swank) Clark of Kellerton, Iowa; brother-in-law, Doug Collison of Onawa, Iowa; nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; great-great nieces and nephews; cousins; and many lifelong friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Emil and Wanda Olson; sister, Loretta Collison; brothers-in-law, Gene Banks and Duane “Bob” Clark; niece, Roxanne Campbell; and infant nephew, Donald Collison.

Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association and Pleasant View Care Center.

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December 27, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Rush Family Chapel
1629 10th Street
Onawa, IA 51040

Funeral Service
December 28, 2019

10:30 AM
First Christian Church (Onawa, Iowa)

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