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Official Obituary of

Harold "Harry" Olson

June 21, 1948 ~ February 29, 2024 (age 75) 75 Years Old

Harold Olson Obituary

Harold “Harry” Olson, 75, of DeWitt, Iowa, passed away surrounded by his family Thursday, February 29, 2024, at Genesis Medical Center-East in Davenport, following a prolonged battle with illness.

Visitation will be Monday, March 4, 2024, from 3:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Schultz Funeral Home, DeWitt. A Service of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, rural Calamus. Burial and Military Rites will be at Kvindherred Cemetery.

Harold Dean “Harry” Olson was born June 21, 1948, at the homestead in rural Grand Mound, the 9th of 11 children born to Nels and Alice (Grau) Olson. He grew up farming and playing baseball. Harry graduated from Calamus High School in 1966. He then received his B.A. in 1970 from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, where he and several of his brothers played baseball. As a pitcher at Luther, he received All American Honors. He then served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany. Harry was united in marriage to Jean Kroymann on Wednesday, July 21, 1976, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, rural Calamus. The couple resided in rural Grand Mound, where they raised their family of four daughters. Harry farmed with his brothers for several years. He also worked at Equistar in Camanche, he later worked for Irwin Inc. Pallets in DeWitt until retiring in June 2019. After retiring, he stayed busy helping at his son-in-law’s veterinary clinic and cattle operation.

Harry was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. He was a loving husband, and was dedicated to his family, attending sporting events and 4-H activities for his children and grandchildren regardless of what shift he had just finished at work. He loved taking his family to baseball games, and was especially fond of the New York Yankees. He was an avid golfer, and was a charter member of the Wapsi Oaks Country Club. Later in life, he enjoyed hosting pool parties out at the farm, and camping with friends and grandchildren. He was a friend to all who met him.

Surviving are his loving wife of 47 years, Jean; daughters, Jenny Reed of Bettendorf, Kristine Olson of DeWitt, Colleen (Ryan) Schroeder of Welton, and son-in-law, Phil Reemtsma of DeWitt; grandchildren, Moira and Maclane Murrell, Jacob and Nicholas Reemtsma, and Anna and Dylan Schroeder; siblings, Myra Jean Peterson, Marlon Olson, Leonard Olson, Myrna Kay Peterson, and Paul Olson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter, Angie Reemtsma, and siblings Arla Mae Hernes, Nels Olson, Jr., Carol Ann Block, Leon Olson, and Victor Olson.

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March 4, 2024

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Schultz Funeral Homes
722 8th Street
DeWitt, IA 52742

Funeral Service
March 5, 2024

10:00 AM
Our Savior's Lutheran Church
2589 190th Avenue
Calamus, IA 52729


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