Robert Olson, 87, Webster City

Robert Olson

Robert “Bob” Olson, 87, of Webster City, Iowa died suddenly on Saturday, December 30, 2017, at Van Diest Medical Center. Visitation will be on Saturday, January 6, 2018, at the Faith United Methodist Church in Webster City from 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM with a memorial service following at 11:00 AM. The family has chosen Boman Funeral Home ( to care for their needs.

Bob was born on March 02, 1930, to Elmer and Genora (Twedt) Olson. He attended school and graduated from the Gilbert High School in 1948. He served in the army reserve from 1950-1952. Bob married Patricia Hoel on March 23, 1952, in Nevada, Iowa.

From 1952 – 1955 he was the manager at the Co-op in Gilbert, and then managed the Webster City Community Co-op until 1960. Bob then owned and operated the Olson Bag Company for eight years, after this, he managed the Kamrar Co-op and Elevator & Supply and was instrumental in organizing the merger for it to become United Co-op.

He was a member of the Webster City American Legion Post 191, and Faith United Methodist Church. Bob enjoyed cribbage, golf, horseshoes, dancing and spending time with Pat at their cabin in Clear Lake and winters in Arizona. He was a people person, enjoyed life, and an encouragement to many.

His family includes his wife of 65 years; Children: Terry (Kim) Olson of Webster City, Tracy (Debra) Olson of Austin, TX, and Tricia Olson of Yuma, AZ; four grandchildren: Jayece (Travis) Laudner, of Flagstaff, AZ, Clint (Carrie) Olson, of Webster City, Cali (Adam) Goodey, of Nampa, ID, and Ashley Olson, of Austin, TX; ten great-grandchildren; three sisters: Colleen Romsey of Clarion, IA, Barbara Olson of New York, NY and Mary Wilkerson of Meredith, NH. He was preceded in death by daughter Tamara Nibe; one brother and one sister.

The family would prefer memorials instead of flowers.