|Ardell M. Olsen, 88|
|Written by TRF Times|
Portland, Ore. - Ardell M. Olsen, 88, formerly of St. Hilaire, died at his home in Portland, Ore., on September 17, 2005.
A memorial service was held at St. Marks Lutheran Church in Portland, Ore., on Friday, October 7. Private interment was held at Willamette National Cemetery.
Ardell “Al” was born January 8, 1917, in St. Hilaire to Mr. and Mrs. Ordean Olsen. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. Later, he worked as a commercial printer in the Portland area. He attended Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis and Clark College in Vancouver. In 1946, he married Myrtle Karlsted. They celebrated 59 years this year.
Survivors include his wife; extended family, Craig and Sandy Ortloff and daughters, Carly and Kim of Kirkland, Wash.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Lucille Thompson.