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Robert E. Olsen

January 4, 2013

Robert E. Olsen passed away January 2, 2013 in Garland, Texas. Robert was born October 27, 1921, to Wilhelm (1879-1968) and Johanna (1885-1966) Olsen in Marshalltown, Iowa. He graduated from Marshalltown High School in 1939. Robert married Martha Olsen on November 7, 1941 at Elim Lutheran Church in Marshalltown. He enlisted in the U. S. Coast Guard in September of 1942 and was honourable discharged in November of 1945 with a rank of Signalman Second Class. Robert served aboard the Coast Guard Cutter "Fir" in the Northwest Pacific Theater. After the war he returned to Fisher Controls in Marshalltown and in 1965 moved to McKinney, Texas where he organized and helped establish the Gas Regulator Department. Robert retired in March of 1983 after 43 years of Manufacturing Operations.



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