Floyd Olson

KINGSFORD – Floyd Sigurd Olson, 86, of Kingsford, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014.

He was born Sept. 23, 1927, in Iron Mountain, son of the late Sigurd and Hildur (Pearson) Olson. He was a lifelong resident of the area and graduated from Kingsford High School in 1945. He married Marian Despins on Feb. 7, 1948, in Iron Mountain. She preceded him in death on Sept. 7, 2007.

Floyd served in the U.S. Army from 1946 -1947. He worked at the Niagara Paper Mill for 42 years, retiring in 1989.

He was an active member of the Homestead Baptist Church. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend.

Floyd leaves his two sons, Ronald (Rita) of South Bend, Ind. and Dennis (Sally) of Kingsford; three grandchildren, Hope (Scott) Rood of LaPorte, Ind., Jeff (Erika) Olson of Appleton, Wis. and Brian (Kristi) Olson of Norway; his very special friend, Gerri Weber of Aurora, Wis., and her family; two sisters-in-law, Carol Ryan (Howard Skogman) of Beaver Dam, Wis., and Virginia Olson of Oshkosh, Wis.; two brothers-in-law, Leo “Joe” Despins of Iron Mountain and Thomas Despins of Superior, Wis.

He is further survived by five great-grandchildren, Emma Leigh and Erica Atwater, Isaac and Cassandra Olson and Anika Olson; two step-great-grandchildren, Alex and Laurel Rood; and many special nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Floyd was preceded in death by a brother, Vernon Olson; three brothers-in-law, James, Robert and Kenneth Despins; and four sisters-in-law, Lona Despins, Luella Despins, Eleanor Despins and Shirley Despins.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, and from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Pastor Rick Malone from Homestead Baptist Church will officiate.

Burial will be in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Homestead Baptist Church.

Condolences may be expressed to the Olson family online at www.ernashfuneralhomes.com.

The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain is serving the family.