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Travis Neil Olson, 84, of Traverse City, passed away Oct. 6, 2017 at Munson Medical Center with his beloved wife by his side.
Travis was born on Nov. 19, 1932 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, to the late Leonard and Sylvia Olson.
On Aug. 22, 1959, Travis married the love of his life, Lucile Mae Anderson in Grantsburg, Wisconsin.
Travis graduated from the University of Minnesota with a PhD in pharmaceutical technology and industrial engineering. He worked for Parke Davis which eventually became Pfizer for 30 years. In his spare time during retirement he enjoyed making furniture. He was a master woodworker. He and Lucile also enjoyed traveling around the world after he retired. They were members of the First Congregational Church.
Travis is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lucile and many friends and colleagues.
The memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church. A light luncheon will follow in the fireside room. Memorial contributions in memory of Travis may be directed to the First Congregational Church.
The family is being cared for by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
Published on October 10, 2017
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