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Thomas S Olson

Thomas S Olson

Thomas S. Olson, age 82 of Durand, died peacefully Friday December 16, 2022 at AdventHealth-Durand.

Tom was born on November 21, 1940. He was the son of Sidney and Ruth (Hoffman) Olson. Tom was brought up in St. Paul, MN, where he graduated from Mechanic Arts High School. After school, Tom joined the U.S. Navy where he served for nine years. After being honorably discharged, Tom met and married his loving wife of 53 years, Barbara Hunt. They were married in April of 1969. After marriage, they lived in St. Paul for several years before moving to Amery, WI and finally to Durand where Tom retired from construction after 30 years. Tom and Barb maintained the apartments in Durand for five years.

Tom enjoyed hunting, fishing and reading. Most of all, he loved to spend time with his boys.

Tom is survived by his wife of 53 years, Barb; two sons, Jim (Kris) and Mike (Lisa); five grandchildren, Cody (Kelsey), Kylee, Chloe, Avery and Emerie; one sister, Judy (Nels) Linde, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Sidney and Ruth; three sisters, Mary, Janice and Karen; two brothers, George and John.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 1:00PM-4:00PM Saturday, January 21, 2022 at the Orton Room at the Corral Bar & Grill in Durand. Burial with Military Honors will be at the Northern Wisconsin Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Spooner.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Jenny Kronberger

    Barb, I know you will miss Tom, forever. I will miss his kind ways and having him for a friend. I wish I could give him one more hug. Love to you too, sweet friend. Maybe he and Mark are working together again. Love, Jenny Kronberger

  2. Connie

    I'm so sad to see Tom's passing. He was such a dear, kind man. I always admired how he would look so lovingly at Barb. He was truly a gift.

  3. Brenda L Rio

    What a great couple of friends Tom and Barb have always been. He was one of the kindest gentleman you could ever have met. Tom, you will always hold a place in my heart. Till we meet again my friend.

  4. Judy and Sue


  5. Patty Wayne

    My Heartfelt Sympathy goes out to you Barb and to your family. Sorry for your loss, Hugs2

  6. Karen Filipek

    Tom was an amazing husband and ,
    Father to Barb and his boys. He loved Barb so much and really took care of her. I'm so thankful to have known him for most my life. He always made me feel so welcome in their home. Tom I love you and I will see you again
    Karen and Tom Filipek

  7. Herb Smith

    Tom was a great neighbor. I miss standing out side of the house having a talk with him.

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