Melvin P. Olsen, age 75, of Waupaca, passed suddenly October 19, 2015.
He is survived by daughters, Michelle (Mike), Elizabeth, Melissa (Blaine); sisters (Mary Anne, Laura); seven grandkids; four nieces and nephews; fiancée (Mary Kay with her son Christopher); and very best friend (Daryl). Born in Chicago, he grew up in Rhinelander, then served in the U.S. Army. Mel worked many years in title insurance, becoming established in Waupaca where he lived 40 years.
Remember him by what made him happiest: the outdoors, fishing, hunting, water, boats, books, cookouts, music (ever hear him sing?!), travel, fireworks, all things Russian, telling jokes and stories, The Pack. His knowledge and intellect, humor and wit, generosity and exuberance will truly be missed.
Predeceased by brother (Daniel), mother (Anne), father (Melvin) and nephew (Kelly). A graveside service with military honors will be held at King Veterans Cemetery (date TBA). Memorials may be sent to: Holly Funeral Home, 526 S. Main St., Waupaca, WI 54981.