Vernon K. Olds, age 97, of Stevens Point, passed away on March 16, 2019, at the Portage County Health Care Center.
Vernon was born on July 7, 1921, to the late Archie & Alma (Neuman) Olds in Junction City. He attended the local schools.
He married Virginia Dean on February 7, 1942, in Junction City. She preceded him in death in 1982. He married Lois Glass in Sebring, Fla. in 1983.
Vernon worked on the CCC Camps in Eau Claire Dells and Rib Mountain. Following his marriage, he worked on various farms in the area including Jacklin Dairy. He worked at Consolidated Paper Mill in Whiting and retired in 1983 after 37 years. Following retirement, he spent winters in Florida and summers in Wisconsin.
He was an avid camper, traveled around the United States to various campgrounds. He almost made it to all 50 states. He was a lifelong active member of the Church of Christ.
Vernon is survived by children, Kenneth (Alice) of Plover, Ronald (Linda) of Wisconsin Rapids, Wayne (Judy) of Plover, Gary (Mary Kosloski) of Stevens Point, and Terry (Barb) of Plover; grandchildren, Kerrie, Kellie, Julie, Nikki, Dean, Jason, Corey, Jenny, Chad, Trisha, and Jordan; 21 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandson. He is also survived by wife, Lois and her five children and grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Iola Olds, Doris Brown, Clarisse Dean, Betty Dean Andringa, and Donna Hedke.
He was preceded in death by parents, Archie & Alma Olds; granddaughter, Krista; brothers, Arnold, Archie, Virgil, and Donald; and sisters, Hazel Brown and Bonita Wagner.
Per Vernon’s request, a private graveside service will be held at a later date.
Online condolences may be made at www.bostonfuneralhome.net.
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