Olsen History

Page for Olsen History (and Kinney, Ross, Blatter, etc. history).

WJO Letter to Grandchildren of W and M Olsen

This is a letter written by Walter J. Olsen (Opa) to the grandchildren of Wallace and Mary Olsen. Wallace and Mary (Muirhead) Olsen were his parents. It is dated December 12, 1990. Dear Grandchildren of Wallace and Mary Olsen 12.18.1990.

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Oma’s 85th Birthday Party Slide Show

On June 1, 2017, Liz, Mary, and Jim planned an 85th Birthday Party for Oma (Ruth Olsen, who was born June 1, 1932). It was held at the Landing in Lincoln, NE. There was a good turnout and a good time was had by all. In preparation for the party, Marilyn collected a number of …

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Celebration of Life 5/22 Slideshow

On May 7, 2022 we had a Cerebration of Life, celebrating Ruth Olsen (June 1, 1932 – February 14, 2022). The event was held at First Plymouth Church in Lincoln, NE. The slideshow we had from the 85th birthday party was modified, added-to, and reorganized to make a new slideshow. The slideshow was shown in …

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Kinney and Ross History

Here is a Google Doc that was first written by Deb Ross (daughter of Jim Ross, son for Francis Ross).

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Walter Olsen Ordination

Newspaper article: https://www.newspapers.com/clip/73325825/july-5-1956cambridge/ (Comments by Jim Olen:) Cool article that Marilyn found from the Cambridge, NE newspaper. The timing is interesting. My dad was ordained. I was a ‘bun in the oven,’ to be born later in 1956. My mom’s mom, Mrs. Frank Ross, was there and in the receiving line. However, she would pass …

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