WALNUT — Harry N. Olson, 85, of Walnut died Monday, June 3, 2013, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
Harry was born Oct. 5, 1927, in Mason City, Iowa, the son of Hans and Justine (Hermann) Olson. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea. He was united in marriage to Marian Eberhardt on April 15, 1950, at Sacred Heart Church in Sterling. She preceded him in death. Harry then married Marian A. Kilbride Stone on May 29, 2010, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Walnut.
He farmed in the Walnut area during his lifetime. He was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, the Walnut Senior Center and the Whiteside County Senior Center. He also was a member of Walnut American Legion Post 179, the Sterling Moose Lodge and a long-time member of Swinging Stars Square Dance Club of Harmon. He loved animals, enjoyed traveling and was a Chicago Bears fan. He went on the Honor Flight in November of 2011.
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