Cover photo for Myrlen L. Olsen's Obituary
Myrlen L. Olsen Profile Photo

Myrlen L. Olsen

July 25, 1925 — November 24, 2016

Myrlen L. Olsen

BRITT – Myrlen L. Olsen, 91, of Britt died Thursday, November 24, 2016 at the Kanawha Community Home.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M., Saturday, December 3rd at the Britt Zion Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Teresa Stecker officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Britt.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 P.M., Friday at the Cataldo Funeral Home in Britt and will resume one hour prior to services at the church.

Myrlen Lamont Olsen, the son of Emmanuel and Bessie (Matson) Olsen, was born July 25, 1925 on a farm north of Britt. He attended country school near his home and graduated from Crystal Lake High School in 1942. Myrlen continued his education for one semester at Kletzing College in Oskaloosa, Iowa and then returned home to farm with his uncle, Alvin Matson. In 1948 he married Edna Keigley in Ames. They lived on the family farm north of Britt where they raised their three children, Larry, Rodney and Marlene. Edna passed away in 1969. On July 17, 1971, he married Virginia Henderson Cutkomp in Ogden, Iowa. Myrlen continued to farm until his retirement in 2011. He enjoyed his family and reading.

He was a member of the Britt Zion Church of the Nazarene and Gideons International.

Myrlen is survived by his son, Larry (Debbie) Olsen of Phoenix, AZ; two step-children, Anette (David) Sult of Maxwell, Iowa and Timothy (Chere) Cutkomp of Van Meter, IA; thirteen grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; and a brother, Daryl Olsen of Clyde, TX.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Edna in 1969; second wife, Virginia in 2010; daughter, Marlene Nelson; son, Rodney Olsen; a sister, Audrey Meyers; and two brothers, Erval and Bernellyn Olsen.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Myrlen L. Olsen, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, December 2, 2016

5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Cataldo Funeral Home - Britt Chapel

178 1st Avenue S.W., Britt, IA 50423

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Service

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Starts at 10:30am (Central time)

Britt Zion Church of the Nazarene

195 2nd St. S.W., Britt, IA 50423

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Visits: 12

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree