Brother Charles "Chuck" OlsonOctober 12, 1929 ~ April 25, 2017 (age 87)
Brother Charles "Chuck" Olson age 87 of Smithville, passed away Tuesday morning, April 25, 2017 at VA Hospital in Nashville. He was born October 12, 1929 to his parents, the late Charles and Elva Haun Olson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Harlen "Smokey" Olson. A man that has served God, Country and fellow man. Brother Olson was the example of being Christ like, he was the hands, feet and mouth of Christ. He served in the U.S. Army, where he was a paratrooper, and retired from the U. S. Air Force where he had over 20 years service. Brother Olson was a retired Baptist Minister having preached and pastored for over 50 years. He pastored Upper Helton, Snow Hill, Mt. Zion, Allardt First Baptist, Sycamore and Mt. Herman. Brother Chuck also had a nursing home ministry, jail ministry, lake ministry, was chaplain with the American Legion and member of the Ministerial Association. He served meals on wheels for about 20 years, was a member of American Legion #122 and was a former Smithville City Alderman and a faithful member of Mt. Herman Baptist Church. Brother Olson would carry friends to doctor appointments and was always lending a hand whenever he could help. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 63 years, Earlene Walls Olson of Smithville; son, Matthew (Bonnie) Olson of Alexandria; grandson, Charles (Darla) Olson of Pueblo, CO; sister, Elvera Maki of Cloquet, MN; sister-in-law, Marie Walls of Smithville and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 1:PM Friday, April 28, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Johnathon Willoughby and Dave Carden officiating and burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens with Military Honors. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Mt. Herman Baptist Church Building Fund, in memory of Brother Chuck. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday 4:PM until 8:PM and Friday 9:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.