Charles E. Olsen

         Charles Edward Olsen, age 92, of Calhoun township, IA passed away on Monday, December 26, 2022 at Providence Place, Fremont, NE. Charles was born December 19, 1930 in Harrison County, IA to parents Edward and Margarethe (Kalstrup) Olsen. He was one of four children. Charles graduated from Magnolia High School. He was married to Betty Schulz in March, 1953. They were married for 40 years. Betty preceded Charles in death in September, 1993. Charles was married to Arlyce Nore in February, 1994.

     Charles was the father to four children and a lifetime farmer in Harrison County. In retirement he continued to help his sons with farming. He became an avid cyclist. He enjoyed riding in Ragbrai into his 80’s. He was a deacon, elder and Sunday school teacher at the Church of Christ in Missouri Valley for many years. He served on the Community Memorial Hospital Board and County Extension service. In the mid-sixties Charles earned a private pilot’s license and earned an instrument rating.

     Those left to celebrate his memory include his wife, Arlyce; children, Ed (Kathy) Olsen of Missouri Valley, Ruth (Kevin) Masterson of Fremont, NE, Randy (Pam) Olsen of Missouri Valley, Linda (Tim) Conover of Oconto, NE, and step-son J.C. (Jill) Nore of Bend, Oregon. Charles is survived by 8 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren and also by siblings, Kenneth Olsen, Lois Hallquist and Ron Olsen.

               Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the Christian Church in Missouri Valley, Iowa.

     The family would like to invite everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at The Center following the committal service at the cemetery.

In Loving Memory Of

Charles E. Olsen


December 19, 1930                     Missouri Valley, Iowa

Entered Into Rest

December 26, 2022                           Fremont, Nebraska

Funeral Service

11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 29, 2022

Christian Church – Missouri Valley, Iowa

Officiating                                         Pastor Ron Wymer

Music Selections

“I Can Only Imagine”                             “Amazing Grace”

Casket Bearers

Nate Epperson                                         Nate McDonald

Brady Dickenson                                   Micah Masterson

Benjamin Adams                                Christopher Adams

Final Resting Place

Calhoun Cemetery

Missouri Valley, Iowa



  • Patty & Tom NIEDERMYER Posted December 28, 2022 9:36 am

    Olsen’s So Very Very SORRY.
    Patty & Tom NIEDERMYER.

  • Rev. Dennis Maaske Posted December 28, 2022 6:14 pm

    Arlyce and family: We are so sorry for your loss, but grateful for God’s infinite mercy. So many connections, The Kalstrup’s were our neighbors at Beebeetown, Margarethe and Berna were schoolmates of my mother, we knew Avis Stranghoener, Betty’s sister, at St. Mark’s in Omaha and through the Arlington years, and Arlyce from the Fuchs family, and the Olsen family has been well established at Calhoun and Magnolia. May our Lord bless and keep all who mourn, give you comfort and steady you with abiding grace as the generations rise and fall.

  • Kathleen Michael Posted December 28, 2022 7:33 pm

    My heart goes out to his family and friends at this difficult time. Prayers

  • Brenna McVay Posted December 29, 2022 1:24 am

    Thank you for allowing us to care for Charles! He will be greatly missed. Prayers for your family.

  • Don and Barb Lappe Posted December 29, 2022 11:10 am

    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to your entire family. God bless!

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