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Paul Olson
November 26, 1913 - September 2, 2007
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Memorial Graveside Services for Mr. Paul “Swede” Olson, 93, of Kilgore will be held  Saturday, September 8, 2007 at Lakeview Memorial Gardens with Reverend Jim Kenndey officating.  Mr. Olson passed away Sunday in Kilgore.


Paul Olson was born November 26, 1913 in Oberon, North Dakota son of the late Einar and Anny Olson. Mr. Olson worked for Lockheed Aircraft Company in California and helped build the B-17 and P-35 airplanes for the military. Mr. Olson moved to Kilgore in 1952, and worked for Eagle Trucking Company for over 40 years before retiring.  His family will always remember him as a hard working  man that loved his family and friends. He was a true example of the men of the greatest generation.


Mr. Olson is survived by his children, Chris Olson and wife Joyce of Kilgore, Paula Joiner and husband Bill of Houston and Karen Ford and husband David Ford of Longview; brother, Holger Olson; nine grandchildren, Tracy Deere, Brian Joiner, Paul Williamson, Sally Olson, Matthew Ford, Eric Olson, Rocky Copeland, Carrie Olson and William Joiner; 8 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his wife, Willa Mae Olson, son, Sam Fair; daughter, Nancy Olson; brothers, Martin Olson and Gus Gustav Olson; great grandsons, Justin Taylor and Brandon Olson.

Paul Olson
November 26, 1913 - September 2, 2007




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