Lenus M. Olson, 87, longtime Superior, Wis., area resident, formerly of Arnegard, N.D., died Saturday, April 30, 2011, at St. Mary’s Essentia Health Hospice, Superior, Wis.
He was born on Feb. 19, 1924, in Tacoma, Wash., the son of John and Minnie (Mikkelson) Olson.
Lenus served his country in the United States Navy during World War II as a Gunners Mate 3rd Class in the American, European and Asian Theatres.
Lenus was employed by Globe Elevator in Superior as an assistant Superintendent.
He was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church; a lifelong member of the Henry S. Blomberg VFW Post # 847; and a member of the American Legion.
Lenus is survived by one stepson, Glenn Fisketjon, Greely Colo.; one stepdaughter, Ellamae (Nick) Pasternak, Grenora, N.D.; two stepdaughters-in-law, Geraldine Sabin and Helen Fisketjon, both of Superior; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys; his parents, John and Minnie Olson; one brother; one sister; four children; one niece and one nephew.
Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 4, 2011, in the Lenroot-Maetzold Funeral Home, 1209 East 5th Street, Superior.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 5, 2011, at the Parkview Cemetery in Hawthorne, Wis., with Pastor Sarah Kerkes of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church officiating.
Military Honors will be accorded by the Richard I Bong, American Legion Post # 435 Honor Guard.
The family would like to thank St. Mary’s Essentia Health Hospice, Superior and the nursing staff for the care they gave Lenus during his stay there.
To send a condolence or sign the online guest book, visit the website at www.lenroot-maetzold.com.