Leslie "Les" Olson



Leslie Duane Olson (72) born May 26, 1946 in La Crosse, WI, Passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at his home in Marion, SC.
He is pre-deceased by his parents, the late Ansel and Sadie (Peterson) Olson of La Crosse, WI; a sister, Alvina Farnam of Holmen, WI; and, a niece, Barbara Olson of Onalaska, WI.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Maryann (Jalbert) Olson, who will forever cherish their marriage of 22 years; a son, Leslie Olson, Jr. and his wife Barbie; and two grandsons, Westlie and Holden Olson of Ettrick, WI; a sister Sharon Olson; a sister Delores and her husband David Yeomen; and a brother Donald Olson of Onalaska, WI; a step-daughter Kelly (Jalbert) Perry and her husband Paul Perry of Marion, SC; a grandson Nicholas Perry who assisted with his care and comfort during Les’s illness; a daughter-in-law Wanda Garcia of Nashua, NH; several nieces, nephews, and cousins, especially his nephew Joshua Jungen who he was close to, and cousin/best friend Helen Bolstad of Sparta, WI; a brother-in-law Harold (Buddy) Eddings and his wife Margaret of Harrisburg, PA; and a brother-in-law Roscoe Eddings Jr. and his wife Charlene of Tarheel, NC.

He was a retired Machinist, an Army Veteran, and a member of the American Legion in NH & WI; Les was a special man always ready to assist a friend in need. An avid gardener, he tended to his plants from sun-up until sun-down unless he worked on home improvement projects or went fishing.

A celebration of Les’s life will be held at a date to be determined.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the ALS Association has been requested by the family.

For more family information or to offer words of comfort through the online guestbook, kindly visit, www.burroughsfh.com

Burroughs Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet (843.651.1440) is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements