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Paul Olson, 79, Humboldt passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center.
Paul was born in Humboldt on Sept. 12, 1933, the son of Carl and Mary (Byrum) Olson. He graduated from Humboldt High School in 1951.
After graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he was a heavy equipment operator as a Seabee and received the Good Conduct Medal. 
He later married Beverly Miller on Jan. 3, 1959, in Humboldt.
Paul worked for Cities Service Gas Company and Williams Natural Gas Company for 28 years, where he was a heavy equipment operator and supervisor.
He was a member of the Elks Lodge No. 806 and Boerstler-May Post 170 American Legion.
Paul is survived by his wife, Beverly Olson; two sons, Bruce Beatty and wife Joyce, Ottawa, and Brian Beatty, Humboldt; one daughter, Paula Olson and partner Vance Carter, Humboldt; three grandchildren, Shawn Beatty, Ottawa, Amanda Kueser and husband David, Garnett, and Garrick Ogle and wife Anna, Chanute; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, David, Lawrence, and Harold Olson, and one sister, Corrine (Olson) Wesenick.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Penwell-Gabel Humboldt Chapel.
A private family burial will be held at a later date.
Memorials in his name may be made to the Humboldt Ministerial Alliance and left with the funeral home.
Penwell-Gabel Humboldt Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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