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Oliver Aronson

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

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Oliver Aronson, age 98, of Albert City, passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at the Pleasant View Home in Albert City.

Funeral service was Friday, April 29, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Albert City. Burial was in the Fairfield Township Cemetery in Albert City. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Albert City was in charge of the arrangements.

Carl Axel Oliver Aronson, the son of Andrew and Elsa (Blomberg) Aronson, was born in Albert City, on Sept. 18, 1912. He attended the Marshall Township Country School through the eighth grade and then went to work on the family farm. Oliver was drafted into the United States Army in March of 1942. Oliver served his country in the European Theatre as a combat medic, taking part in the Normandy invasion on D-Day. Oliver was honorably discharged in October of 1945.

On Nov. 21, 1945 Oliver was united in marriage to Mary Arminta Stroup at the Lutheran Church parsonage in Albert City. This union was blessed with six children: Samuel, David, Paul, James (Jim), Laura, and Timothy.

Oliver spent 20 years farming south of Albert City and then worked at the local feed mill until his retirement. He also worked as the church janitor for many years. On several occasions, Oliver assisted in a lay pastor at the church.

He was an avid gardener and sewed several quilts. Oliver had a special love for baking, especially rye bread which he baked every week for many years. He was an active member of the Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Albert City. Where he enjoyed singing in the choir, served as a deacon, lector, and an usher. He loved singing in the Community Choir during Christmas and Easter seasons. Oliver was also a member of the Dyvad-Gustafson American Legion Post #299. Oliver will be remembered as a quiet, hard working man.

Oliver's life will always be loved and cherished by his family which include his children: Samuel Aronson of Albert City; David (Shar) Aronson, of Albert City; Paul Aronson of Alta; James (Reatha) of Waterloo; Timothy Aronson of Alta; Laura (Rod) Morgan of Rembrandt; 10 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law: Melvin (Mavis) Aronson of Albert City; two sisters: Lillian Schultz of Laurens; and Olivia Cole of Seattle, Wash.; sisters-in-law: Betty Aronson; Bernell Aronson; Maureen Schmidt; and Delores Stroup; brother-in-law, Milton Hough; several nieces and nephews; extended family and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary; parents; two sisters: Viola (Fred) Meyer; and Sylvia (Harry) Schultz; three brothers: Conrad; Robert; and Martin (Darlene) Aronson; and Mary's family which include: brothers-in-law: Fred Cole; Roy Schultz; Harry (Erma) Levene; John (Geneva) Julif; Ralph (Beulah) Walters; Walt (Kate) Behrens; June Hough; Dean Stroup; George Stroup; Harry Stroup; Warren (Nellie) Stroup; Dale Stroup; and Bob Stroup.