We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Helke Funeral Home and Cremation Service
Wayne B. Olson, 83, of Wausau, passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at Our House Assisted Living, Wausau, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.
He was born on October 31, 1938, in Two Rivers, WI, son of the late Vernon and Beatrice (Lyons) Olson. He married Florence Hunnaman in Wausau, WI. She preceded him in death. Wayne served his country in the US Marines for four years as well as in the US Army as a Green Beret for six years during the Vietnam War.
Wayne worked for Kolbe & Kolbe, Wausau Concrete, JJ Security, and Hammerblow. He enjoyed walking and even participated in a Peace March in both New York and Washington DC. One of his favorite memories was meeting John Wayne while in Vietnam. Wayne also enjoyed sharing stories of his climb on Mt. Fuji.
Survivors include his three children, Mary (James) Mathie of Mosinee, Ellen Turzinski of Wausau, and Lynn (Steve) Pozorski of Mosinee; grandchildren, Dan, Clint, Julie, Luke, Jason, Tracy, Ashley, and Ryan; five great grandchildren; sisters Toni Standford of Wausau, Faye (Dennis) Hardt of Wausau, and Vermeer (Don) Londerville of Wausau; brother Greg (Nadeem) Olson of Austin, MN.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and brothers, Allen, Warren, Tom, and Daniel Olson; son-in-law Gary Turzinski; brother-in-law Mike Standford.
Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at Helke Funeral Home, 302 Spruce St. Wausau. Visitation will be held from 9:00 A.M. until the time of service on Thursday at the funeral home.
You may leave messages and condolences for his family by visiting helke.com.