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Milford R Olson

January 17, 1928 ~ November 5, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old

Milford Olson Obituary

Milford R. Olson, age 95, of Brookfield, passed away Sunday, November 5, 2023, at the Pioneer Skilled Nursing Center in Marceline.

Funeral services will be Saturday, November 11, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in rural Bucklin with Rev. Dr. Steven Long officiating. Burial will be at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in rural Bucklin. The family will receive friends, Saturday, from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at the church.

Memorials to the Missouri Baptist Children's Home or Pleasant Grove Baptist Church may be left at or mailed to Wright Funeral Home, P.O. Box 496, Brookfield, MO 64628.

Milford Ray, adopted son of Fred S. and Alma C. (Lindberg) Olson, was born January 17, 1928, in Princeton, Illinois. On October 9, 1951, he married Ramalee Shouse who preceded him in death on May 9, 2004. Milford married Dorothy Russell Shouse Bowe on December 1, 2004, who survives him.

Milford farmed almost all his life, owning and operating a dairy-beef-hog farm in rural Bucklin. He was a professional truck driver before retiring in 1993.  After retiring, he returned to raising beef cattle on a smaller scale.

He became a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in 1950 where he served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher. He served in the United States Navy 1950-1953 which included service aboard the USS Coral Sea.  He was on the Board of Directors for Mid-America Dairymen and headed up the “Together We Build” project for Grand Oaks Baptist Assembly in Chillicothe.

Milford never wanted to do anything but farm.  In retirement, he enjoyed working with wood and built many pieces of furniture, was a voracious reader, and continued to raise beef cattle until his health precluded it.

Survivors include his three children, David E. Olson, and wife, Rose of Brookfield, Douglas W. Olson, and wife, Teresa of Dayton, Ohio, M. Raelynn Kershner, and husband, Jim of Adrian, Missouri; grandchildren, Kristina Richmond, and husband, Jay, Tom Olson, and wife, Anna, Chris Olson, and wife, Courtney, Dustin Olson, and wife, Christina; great-grandchildren, Nate, Caiden, Mason, Kairi, Roston, Ryland, Autumn, and Chloe.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Walter Jay Canney. 

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November 11, 2023

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Bucklin

Funeral Service
November 11, 2023

2:00 PM
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Bucklin


Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Bucklin


Pleasant Grove Baptist Church

Missouri Baptist Children's Home


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