James Perry OLSON

James Perry OLSON


Mr. James Perry

July 20, 1927 – Sept. 17, 2012

James Perry Olson passed away at Stettler, Alberta on Monday, September 17, 2012 at the age of 85 years. Perry was born to Alta and Carl Olson in Medicine Hat on July 20, 1927. He lived with his family in Iddesleigh, Alberta until he married Clara Knutson in 1948. To this union five children were born. The family lived on a farm and grew crops and raised cattle which Perry very much enjoyed. They later moved to Brooks and it was here that he went into the business as both an I.H.C dealer and an A.M. motor car dealer. In 1969, he and his family moved to Saskatoon where he was employed as Development Councilor for the Lutheran Church. Perry and Clara semi-retired to Stettler where he remained very active. He very much enjoyed playing golf, curling and fishing. He was always there to give a helping hand to any of his family who might need him. He was a wonderful husband, a fine father and a great friend and will be missed by all who knew him. Perry was survived by his wife Clara of 64 years; three sons, Todd (Sharon)Olson, Randy (Wendy) Olson and Zane (Sherry) Olson; one daughter, Jocelynne (Marvin) Loepky and daughter-in-law Maureen Olson. Perry is also survived by eleven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and very dear friends. He was predeceased by his parents Carl and Alta Olson, his son Wes Olson and by two sisters and three brothers. Perry was laid to rest in the Rainy Hills Cemetery in Iddesleigh, Alberta on Friday, September 21, 2012 at 10:00 A.M with the funeral service being held at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Stettler, Alberta on Friday, September 21, 2012 at 3:00 P.M. with the Rev. Karl Faltin officiating. As an expression of sympathy and in loving memory of Perry, memorial contributions may be made to C.L.W.R, the St. Peter Lutheran Church Building Fund or to the Alzheimer’s Society in care of Brennen Funeral Home and Cremation Services P.O. Box 193 Stettler, Alberta TOC 2LO, who have been entrusted with the care and arrangements. 403.742.3315 Condolences can be forwarded to the family be visiting our website at


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