WALTER "SKEETER" OLSON
Walter "Skeeter" Olson, 88, of Silver Bay, Minn. passed away Jan. 8, 2017 surrounded by family.
He was born Dec. 1, 1928 and was adopted by Oscar and Matilda Olson of Duluth, Minn. when he was 2 years old. He spent his childhood in Duluth. He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he became an expert in marksmanship.
He married his wife and best friend Maryann Pederson in Montana in 1950. They moved to Silver Bay in 1956, where he was employed by Reserve Mining Co. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for Local Union 49 until his retirement.
Skeeter was a kind and gentle man who loved his family deeply. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and most of all, a walk in the woods.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his sons Donald and Kenneth.
Skeeter is survived by his wife Maryann, children Marsha (Tom) O'Brien, Gary (Nancy) Olson, Steve OIson, Sandy Olson, Lauri (Gary) Hohman, Dennis (Cindy) Olson, Vicki (Ward) Danielson, and Terry (Rob) Rolando; 20 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and his coffee shop buddies.
At his request, there will be no services held.