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Charles T. Olson, 62

Charles (Charlie) Thomas Olson, 62, formerly of New Richmond, passed away December 10, 2008 in Newell, Calif. after a courageous battle with cancer.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents; Edwin J. Olson and Orma L. (Laughnan) Olson.

Charlie is survived by brother David E. Olson, Somerset, Wis.; sister, Mary Alice (Olson) Michaud and her husband Roger, Palm Bay, Fla.; half-brother Ed (Eddie) Olson, Osceola, Wis.; very close cousin Becky (Olson) Swanson, Hudson, Wis.; aunt Alice Early, Bishop, Calif.; aunt Genevieve Gilbert, Gresham, Ore.; friend Roy Romey, Canyon Country, Calif.; very special lady Kathy Schwartzbauer, St. Paul, Minn.; and many nieces and nephews.

Charlie never married and worked as a carpenter most of his life. He was also a U.S. Air Force veteran and tended bar and worked as a driver for movie companies.

A celebration of Charlie's life and burial will be held at noon on Saturday, May 23, 2009 at St. Francis Cemetery, S. Piety St., Ellsworth, Wis. Interment by Father Donaldson.

Charlie will be buried alongside his mother and her twin brother Orville, and Grandpa Laughlin.

Local arrangements were handled by Cullen Funeral Home, New Richmond, Wis.