Norman H. Olsen May 3, 1928-February 14, 2018 DAVE

May 3, 1928-February 14, 2018

DAVENPORT — Norman H. Olsen, 89, of Davenport, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at Ridgecrest Village. A private family service will be held.

Norman was born May 3, 1928, in Dixon, Iowa, son of Ephriam and Ella (Steinbeck) Olsen. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was united in marriage to Janice Werthmann on September 8, 1951, at Holy Family Church in Davenport.

Norman was employed at the former J.I. Case Company for 35 years, retiring in 1984. He was an avid bowler with the J.I. Case team. He also enjoyed golfing with his close friends.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Janice Olsen, Davenport; son, Brian (Shawn) Olsen, Iowa City; daughters, Brenda (Joe) Beckman, Glendale, Ariz., Becky (Dean) Strobbe, Dixon, Iowa; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary (Larry) Ragan, Sherman, Texas.

He was preceded in death by a brother, four sisters and one great-grandchild.

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