Pastor Larry Andrew Olson

Pastor Larry Andrew Olson


Pastor Larry Andrew Olson, 59, Taylor, Mo., passed away peacefully in his sleep Jan. 27, 2019, at his home. 

Pastor Larry was born May 21, 1959, in Washburn, Wisc., the son of Harry J. Olson and Cora Harriet Dolezal Olson. He was previously married to Jill Olson.  Pastor Larry later married Cathleen Salsman on July 8, 2006 in Mercer, Wisc. She survives.

Other survivors include three children, Ryan Andrew Olson (Nicole), Mellen, Wisc.; Tracy Olson, Ashland, Wisc.; and Kenneth Andrew Huguenard, Eugene, Ore.; one brother, Harry Olson (Sue), Florida; and seven grandchildren, Kyera, Maddi, Baella, Jordyn, Katie’Jo, Maisie’Mae and Lucy Mary Ellen Robertson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Ron Olson; and one granddaughter, Brooke Taylor Olson.

Professionally, Pastor Larry served as a minister at the Mt. Olivet Charge, which included Taylor, LaGrange and Durham United Methodist churches. 

Pastor Larry graduated from high school in Washburn. He attended college before serving in the military. He proudly served his country in the United States Army as a medic. 

Upon leaving the military, Pastor Larry owned businesses, then he was called into ministry. He was the state chaplain of the American Legion in Wisconsin.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church in Taylor, Mo. Pastor Ryan Andrew Olson will officiate.

A visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services Feb. 9, at the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to the Mt. Olivet Charge.

The family is being served by the Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra, Mo., as well as Flowers for You, also in Palmyra.

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