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Terry Olson

Terry Olson, 71, Polo, died peacefully in his home on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013.Terry James Olson was born Sept. 18, 1942, in Morrison, to Carl and Roberta Olson. 

He married Judy Rainwater on June 12, 1965, at Russellville, Ark. 

Terry earned his teaching degree from Arkansas Tech University. 

Following college, he traveled to Polo, where he was a teacher and a coach. 

Following his teaching career, Terry worked for and retired from Country Financial in early 2013.Terry was known by many as Mr. Olson, coach, or T-Bone. 

He was an avid fisherman, sports enthusiast, camper, and all-around great man.

He enjoyed spending time with his wife, kids, grandchildren and the family pet, Otis.

Terry’s passion was people.  He touched the lives of many of his ex-students and players by being a father figure, a great listener, and attitude adjuster if needed. 

Earlier this year, Terry retired and relished the free time spent with his family.Survivors include his wife, Judy, Polo; three children, Chris (Jennifer Hoversten), Shorewood, Scott (Kate Norris), Chicago, and Heather (Rob), Polo; five grandchildren, Carly, Casey, Chloe, Peyton and Parker; one sister, Sally (Clarence) VanderBleek, Fulton; one great-aunt Bernice Domeier,
Winnebago; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his older brother, Patrick; and son,Chad .Funeral services will be held Monday, Dec. 23 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Polo. 

Burial will take place immediately following the mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation is Sunday, Dec. 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Polo Community High School. 

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in his name. 

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