Herman T. Olsen, 99, entered into rest on January 27, 2017 in Manteca, CA. He was born April 1, 1917 in Sanger, CA.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Margret Olsen and his son, Randall Olsen.
Mr. Olsen is survived by his daughter, Darlene Olsen of Manteca, his grandchildren Scott Kuther of Santa Barbara, CA and Eden Olsen-Pribyl (Petr) of Martinez, CA and his great grandchildren, Ela and Luci Pribyl.
Mr. Olsen attended local schools in Sanger and graduated from Kingsburg High School, CA. He was a graduate from Central California Commercial College in Frenso, CA. Mr. Olsen lived in Manteca for 49 years. After serving in the US Army during WWII, Mr. Olsen retired in 1973 after 32 years as a federal employee for the Department of Army at Fort Ord and Department of Defense at Tracy Defense Depot. During his tenure as a federal employee, Mr. Olsen worked in maintenance and supply management and received numerous awards and citations including the highest award given to a civilian for service in the Army, the Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service, presented by the Secretary of Army.
Mr. Olsen is past commander of Monterey Peninsula American Legion Post 41. He is also former president of the Ord Terrace Property Owners Assn. and past president of the American County Coordinating Council of Veteran’s Organizations. He was a Free Mason of California, Tyrian Lodge, Manteca, Scottish Rite of Free Masonry, 32 Degree, Stockton and member of Shriners, Stockton. After retirement in 1973, Mr. Olsen worked as a realtor for Yosemite Realty, was an avid fisherman making many trips to Alaska, a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and was a local Manteca political watchdog.
Mr. Olsen enjoyed spending time with his friends and was a devoted family man. He will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him.
Burial will be private. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Wednesday, February1, 2017