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Leroy M. Olson

Leroy M. Olson, 90, of Carbondale, formerly of North Dakota, died Feb. 27, 2010 in Glenwood Springs.

Leroy was born May 8, 1919 to Lawrence and Manda (Ryan) Olson of Larson, North Dakota. He was a veteran of WWII. On Aug. 11, 1946, he was united in marriage to Lorraine Henriksen. They were married for fifty-seven years before Lorraine passed away in 2003.

A coal miner by trade, he worked for thirty-five years for the Truax and Consolidated Coal Companies before retiring in 1981.

He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Louayne and Brad Gates of New Castle; granddaughter. Kayleigh Gates, also of New Castle; and one brother, Dean Olson, of Florida.

Visitation will be held at Farnum-Holt Home in Glenwood Springs, Friday March 5, 2010 from 5 to 8 p.m. Interment will be at Columbus Cemetery in Columbus, North Dakota.

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