Beauford “Ole” Matthew Olson, age 84 of Appleton, passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Saturday November 6, 2021 at home surrounded by family. He was born on December 20, 1936 in Waupaca to mother Mrytle.
Ole worked at many places starting with Neenah Foundry, Elm Tree Bakery and the city of Appleton for the Parks and Recreation Department. Many years were spent working at the Warming Hut at Jones Park. He married the love of his life Sharon Trudell on December 8, 1956. He served in the National Guard for 3 years with an honorable discharge. He was a family man and was happiest when spending time with his family, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He loved going to places like camping, fishing and many vacations. Ultimately, spending time with his wife was the thing he held closest to his heart.
Ole is survived by his wife of 64 years, Sharon, they would have celebrated their 65th anniversary this December 8th, seven children; Mert (Sue), Sherry (Steve), Jeff (Linda), Mary (Jerry), Linda (Mark), James and Theodore (Nicole), 16 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Dorothy, Vera, Darlene, Liz and Roseanne. He was preceded in death by his mother Mrytle, brother Merlin and sister Charlotte.
Funeral service will be held at 11am on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at Valley Funeral Home, 2211 N. Richmond St with Pastor Dan Luett officiating. Ole’s family will receive friends and guests from 9:00am until the time of service.
Special thank you to the Thedacare hospice and their staff.
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