Sheldon Olson (80) of Marion died Monday July 30, 2018 at the University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City. Services 11am Monday August 6, 2018 at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories by the Rev. Linda Livingston. A visitation will be Sunday evening at Cedar Memorial Funeral Home from 5-7pm
Surviving is his son, Bradley (LeeAnn) Olson of Walford, his granddaughters Ashley Olson of Cedar Rapids and Tasha (Logan) Schmidt and future great granddaughter of Cedar Rapids; 2 sisters, Helen Wagner of St. Olaf, Iowa; Donna (Ron) Foels of Elkader, Iowa; 1 brother, Paul (Gloria) Olson of Elkader, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years Betty, his parents, 4 sisters and 1 brother.
Sheldon was born February 22, 1938 in Elkader, Iowa the son of Millard and Ona (Christensen) Olson. Sheldon retired from the Iowa Department of Transportation after 32 years. He was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church of Marion.
He enjoyed taking his dog Nemo for walks and rides in the truck. He also enjoyed socializing within the neighborhood. He especially liked tinkering on projects. During the holidays Sheldon’s favorite tradition was making lefse with his granddaughters.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Camp Courageous and Linn County Humane Society.