RICHMOND, Calif. -- William Olson, 84, Richmond, Calif., formerly of Lake Edward, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2000, in Pleasant Hill, Calif.
He served in the Army during World War II. His division, Company B 137th Armored Division, received a Presidential citation for freeing prisoners at the Battle of the Bulge. Following his discharge, he owned an auto repair shop in Lake Hubert. In 1948, he relocated to the San Francisco Bay area. He was the owner and operator of Olson's Auto Repair for 55 years, first located in El Cerrito, and then moving to Richmond. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Richmond.
Survivors include his wife, Edna Brandes Olson; a daughter, Lynn Lightfoot, Bolinas, Calif.; a son, Lane Olson, Vacaville, Calif.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Syneva Lee, Alexandria; and a brother, Harold Olson, Yuba City, Calif.
Services were recently held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Richmond. Memorials are still preferred to the Alzheimer's Day Care Center, 1015 Nevin Ave., Richmond, CA 94801. Attention: Debra Jahnke.
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