HUDSON -- Cecil Merle Olson, 80, of Belle Plaine, Minn., formerly of Hudson, died Wednesday, Nov. 29.
He was born Sept. 14, 1937, in Waterloo, son of Chester Olson and Vesta Faulkner. He married Jan Squires in August 1982.
Cecil was a skilled electrician for 35 years and was a member of I.B.E.W. Local 288 in Waterloo. After retiring, he started farming. He also served in the National Guard of Iowa for eight years.
Survived by: his wife; children Robin Olson, Trisha Olson and Russ Squires of Iowa, and Carrie (Dan) Hedin and Jeff (Jill) Squires, both of Minnesota; and seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: his parents; his stepfather, Ray Johnson; a son, Craig Olson; and a brother, John Johnson.
Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at St. John’s United Church of Christ at Bongards, Minn. (rural Norwood-Young America), with visitation for an hour beforehand. Kolden Funeral Home, Belle Plaine, is assisting the family.