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40. Howard Belle2 Olson (John Eric1, AndrewA) (#700) was born Dwight, Morris Co., Kansas 18 Feb 1908. Willard died 07 Jun 1993 Council Grove, Kansas, at 85 years of age.

He married twice. He married Minnie Wafler Alma, Kansas, 06 Aug 1926. (Minnie Wafler is #701.) Minnie was born 12 Apr 1907. Minnie was the daughter of Alfred Wafler and Amelia Lebeck. Minnie died 08 Oct 1986 Junction City, Geary Co., Kansas, at 79 years of age. Her body was interred 11 Oct 1986 Dwight, Morris Co., Kansas, Dwight Cemetery. At 23 years of age Minnie became the mother of Alfred Walter Olson Dwight, Morris Co., Kansas, 05 Jun 1930. Minnie was divorced from an unknown person Bef 1985. Obit. from the Junction City Daily Union, Friday, October 10, 1986

Services for Minnie Olson, 79, of Junction City, were held at 1p.m. Saturday at the Johnson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Steve Absher, associate minister of the First United Methodist Church officiating. She died Wednesday at her home. She was born April 12, 1907, in Parkerville, the daughter of Alfred and Amelia Lebeck Wafler. She spent her early years in the Parkerville and Dwight area, and later moved to White City. She moved to Clear Lake, Iowa in 1943, where she owned and managed the Rogers Hotel. In 1950, Olson came to Junction City where she operated her own rooming house on East Tenth Street until retiring in 1983. She married Howard Olson on Aug. 6, 1926 in Alma. They were later divorced. She was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, White City Chapter 421. She was also a member of Eagles Aerie 830, and the Ladies Auxiliary, Junction City. Survivors include two sons, Alfred Walter Olson, of Liberal, Harvey Howard Olson, of Creston, Iowa, a daughter, Mary Ellen Long, of Clear Lake, Iowa; four brothers, Fred, Roy, and John Wafler, of Council Grove, William Wafler, of Denver, Colo.; four sisters, Lena Day and Marie Miller, of Junction City, Freida Hawthorn, of Wilsey, Josephine Arney, of Abilene; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. One brother, Alfred, and one sister, Bertha Wafler, preceded her in death. Visitation was on Oct 10, 1986 until 8p.m. and Saturday until the time of services. Music for the services was provided by organist Mrs. Frank Trebilcock and vocalist Joel Hofer. Casketbearers were Donald Wolf, Donald Small, Timothy Cowan, Michael Olson, Brian Olson, and Bradley Olson. Burial was in Dwight Cemetery. A memorial was established with the American Heart Association. Johnson Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

He married Agnes E. Pederson 12 Oct 1946. (Agnes E. Pederson is #702.) Agnes was born 11 May 1912.

Willard was divorced from an unknown person Aft 1927. At 22 years of age Willard became the father of Alfred Walter Olson Dwight, Morris Co., Kansas, 05 Jun 1930. Obit from the Junction City Daily Union.

A funeral service for Howard B. Olson, 85, of Alta Vista will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 10, at the Kendall Funeral Chapel in Council Grove. He died Monday, June 7, at the Morris County Hospital in Council Grove. Visitation was from 3-9 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, and the family and friends will meet from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Kendall Funeral Chapel. Mr. Olson was born Feb. 18, 1908, the son of John E. and Ida Belle Markley Olson in Dwight. He attended Dwight grade school and three years of high school. Mr. Olson farmed for several years and then bought the International Agency at White City. He later traveled for Mobil Oil Co. in the eastern half of Iowa. He was active for several years in highway construction in Iowa. On Oct. 12, 1946, he married Agnes E. Pederson. In 1956, he moved to Phoenix, where he was a taxi driver until he was forced to retire due to ill health. He later worked as a security officer for private estates in Arizona and retired in 1975. He was a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church in Irene, S.D., a 60-year member of Dwight Masonic Lodge No. 318 and the Dwight Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 318. Survivors include his wife, a daughter, Mary Ellen Long of Clear Lake, Iowa, a son, Harvey H. Olson of Ames, Iowa, a step-son, Hans Paderson of Sioux Falls, S.D., seven grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. Masonic graveside services were conducted at the Dwight Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Calvary Lutheran Church in Irene, S.D., or to the Dwight Masonic Lodge.

Howard Belle Olson and Minnie Wafler had the following children:

child 59 i. Harvey Howard3 Olson (#1896) was born on (birth date unknown).

child 60 ii. Mary Ellen Olson (#1897) was born on (birth date unknown).

child + 61 iii. Alfred Walter Olson was born 05 Jun 1930.

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