Melvin W. Olsen Sr., 69, husband of Terry (Archer) Olsen, died August 18, 2016, at his home, after a 4-year battle with kidney cancer. He was born June 8, 1947, in Lincoln, the son of Donald and Pauline (Grattan) Olsen.
Melvin worked at the mill in Lincoln for 47 years. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and kayaking. He loved to read and he loved trains.
In addition to his wife, Terry, he is survived by a son, Melvin Jr. and his wife, Jody; a granddaughter, Gabriel; a brother, Donald and his wife, Anna; a sister, Eileen Ireland; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents.
Friends may visit with his family from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, August 20, at the Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Rd., Lincoln, where funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Scott Taylor officiating. Interment will be in Lincoln Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Community Health and Counseling Hospice or Davita Dialysis. Donations may be left at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.clayfuneralhome.com.