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Rudolph "Rudy" Olson


Rudolph "Rudy" Olson age 81 formerly of Stevens Point and Dewey passed away Monday October 17, 2011 at Ruth Hospice in West Allis, WI.

Funeral services for Rudy will be held at Noon on Friday October 21, 2011 at Shuda Funeral Chapel - Stevens Point. Rev. Marcin Mankowski will officiate.  Burial will be in the Guardian Angel Cemetery.  Friends and relatives will gather to share memories from 10:00 Friday morning until the time of services at Shuda Funeral Chapel. A memorial in lieu of flowers will be established in Rudy's name.

Rudy was born November 9, 1929 in Stevens Point, the son of Gerhart and Helen (Shuda- Groshek) Olson.  He graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School, and as a young man worked a paper route and at a local canning factory.  He entered the United States Army in July 1951 and served his country in Germany until his honorable discharge in June of 1953.  He settled in Milwaukee and married Shirley Pelot on December 13, 1954.  Rudy worked for Allis Chalmers in West Allis for 34 years.  After his retirement Rudy and Shirley returned to the Stevens Point area for the next 22 years when they lived in the Town of Dewey.  Rudy owned and operated Roslnd Disposal, a lawn care business, serving many private and commercial businesses. In 2006 Rudy and Shirley moved to Milwaukee to be close to family.

He is survived by his wife Shirley; their 4 children: Allan (Sherry) Olson, West Allis; Dennis Olson, Stevens Point; Linda (Pat) O'Hara, West Allis; Nancy (Greg) Olson, Milwaukee.  4  grandchildren: Chris, Angeline, Tobias, and Kathy.  His twin brother: Richard "Dick" (Margie) Olson, West Allis.  Rudy was preceded in death by his parents, his step father Sylvester Groshek, his brother Gerald "Jerry" Olson,  and his sister Korean Krystosck.

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