Obituary: Peter K. Oleson

Feb. 3, 1927 – Feb. 11, 2016

Pete was born and raised on Washington Island, the fourth of five children born to Frank and Mary Oleson. During the war years, the family moved to Sturgeon Bay.

Upon graduation in 1944, Pete enlisted in the Army and after the surrender of the Japanese became part of the Occupational Forces. Upon discharge, Pete entered into Pharmacy school in Ferris, MI where he met the love of his life, Patricia Hern. They married in 1950 and recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.

Pete was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Maynard and Roger and sister Marlene.

He is survived by his wife Pat, daughter Susan (Jim) MacKenzie, Pete Jr (Robbi) and David, brother Emery (Arlene) and grandchildren, Alexa, Patrick, Caitlin, Jennifer and David.

Pete will be sadly missed not only by his family, but many friends, volunteer organizations and Church’s where he was devoted and served.

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