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Mark A. Olson, 59

| December 14, 2010 11:26 AM

Mark A. Olson, 59, of Careywood, passed away Dec. 10, 2010. Mark was born in Kalispell, Mont., on Sept. 22, 1951, to Kenneth and Pauline Olson.

Mark was a loving father, a terrific grandfather, a great brother and uncle. He liked being outside, enjoying nature and all it had to offer. He enjoyed spending time in his shop working with his hands rebuilding tractors, working on his yard, fishing, playing with his grandchildren. He also liked spending time with his friends and family. Mark has been enjoying his retirement after working as an iron worker for more than 30 years in the Seattle and surrounding areas.

Mark was preceded in death by his father, Ken and brother Darryl Olson.

He is survived by his mother, Pauline; two daughters, Emily Olson (and fiancé Shawn), Toni Hardy (and husband Chris); grandchildren, Ethan, Elliott and Elizabeth Hardy; and nine brothers and sisters. He was loved and will be missed immensely.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at St. Pius Church, 625 East Haycraft Ave., Coeur d'Alene. Donations can be made to the family through English Funeral Chapel.

Please sign Mark's guest registry and view his online memorial at

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