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Olaf Arlan Olsson Jr., age 93, of Beverly, formerly of Lynn and Nahant, died peacefully at his home in Beverly on Sunday February 19, 2017. He was the loving husband of the late Jean D. (Cammett) Olsson, with whom he shared 63 years of marriage.
A World War II veteran, he served as a sergeant in the US Army 86th Infantry 10th Mountain Division in Italy, and participated in the Po Valley and North Apennines offensives. He was awarded a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star medal for valor.
“Olie” worked as a maintenance supervisor for 33 years at Amicon Corp. He was a member of the Mount Carmel Masonic Lodge, and had previously served as a Deacon at Nahant Village Church. He was a former President of the Lynn English Alumni Association, and was also a member of the 10th Mountain Division Alumni Association. In his later years, he thrived as an active resident of the Oceanview Assisted Living Facility, where he was the initiator and leader of the weekly current event discussions.
He is survived by two daughters, Nancy Linscott of Beverly, and Linnea Olsson and her partner, Elizabeth Dickinson of Arlington; one son, Charles Olsson and his wife Jean of Marshfield; four grandchildren, Christina Craig and her husband Kevin, Andrew Linscott and his wife, Robin Bartlett, Mark Linscott and his wife, Robyn, and Cara Olsson; in addition to four great-grandchildren. He also leaves several nieces and a nephew, as well as his two close friends from Oceanview, Peter Stevens and Janice O’Brien.
Memorial Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Nahant Village Church. Memorial visiting hours will be held on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Solimine Funeral Home, 67 Ocean St (Route 1A), Lynn. Donations in his memory may be made to Honor Flight New England, P.O. Box 16287, Hooksett, NH, 03106 www.honorflightnewengland.org, or Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka KS 66675. www.woundedwarriorproject.org. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com.
Published on  February 22, 2017
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