Terry Olson

Published: Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 1:53 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 2:00 p.m. CDT
Terry Olson

POLO – Terry Olson, 71, of Polo, died peacefully Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at his home.

Terry James Olson was born Sept. 18, 1942, in Morrison, to Carl and Roberta Olson.  Terry married Judy Rainwater on June 12, 1965, in Russellville, Ark. Terry earned his teaching degree from Arkansas Tech University. After college, he traveled to Polo, where he was a teacher and a coach. After his teaching career, Terry worked for Country Financial. He retired 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, of Polo; three children, Chris (Jennifer Hoversten) of Shorewood, Scott (Kate Norris) of Chicago, and Heather (Rob) of Polo; five grandchildren, Carly, Casey, Chloe, Peyton, and Parker; one sister, Sally (Clarence) VanderBleek of Fulton; one great-aunt, Bernice Domeier of Winnebago; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his older brother, Patrick; and his son, Chad.

Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Polo Community High School. A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Polo. Burial will be at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Polo.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.

Visit www.polofamilyfuneral.home.com to send condolences.

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