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Charles Olesen, 73, of Dayton, Ohio

Charles “Charlie” Olesen, 73, of Dayton, Ohio, formerly of Stewart, died Oct. 7, 2016, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.
A celebration of life was held Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Dobratz-Hantge Chapel in Hutchinson with the Rev. Jon Lindekugel officiating. Jim Nelson was the organist. Music was by Jackie and Annika Olesen and Jim and Sara Nelson and the worship team.
Charles “Charlie” Henry Olesen was born Sept. 29, 1943, in Hutchinson, the son of Einar and Ann (VandeCasteele) Olesen. He attended Stewart High School in Stewart and graduated with the class of 1961. After graduation, he attended St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud to study English.
On Oct. 1, 1966, he was united in marriage to Janice Hellickson at Big Grove Lutheran Church in Brooten. They moved to Chicago, Illinois, where Mr. Olesen worked for the Chicago Paper Company. In 1973, Mr. Olesen took over the family farm in Stewart, where he raised their children, Eric and Angela.
Mr. Olesen was united in marriage to Anne (Moore) Brazil on July 12, 1986, at Christ The King Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. They resided and farmed in rural Stewart, and were blessed with a daughter, Emily. They shared 13 years of marriage before Mrs. Olesen’s death on Dec. 31, 1999, after a battle with cancer.
Mr. Olesen was employed at Hutchinson Technology, Inc., in Hutchinson, and Universal Forest Products in Litchfield until he retired because of health issues in 2001.
He was an active member of Christ The King Lutheran Church in Hutchinson for many years, and was a talented woodworker and artist. He loved theatre, books and, in his younger years, played the guitar and the accordion. He was a model train enthusiast and loved to cook, garden and watch birds. Later in life, he moved to Dayton, Ohio, to be with his dear friend and partner, Ann Gimbert.
He is survived by Ann Gimbert; his children, Eric (Nicole), Angela (Wes Huesman) and Emily Olesen (Nathan Heilman); granddaughters, Jackie, Annika, Amelia, Elyse and Vera; as well as many cousins, brothers and sisters-in-law, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Einar and Ann Olsen; and his wife, Anne Olesen.
Arrangements were with the Dobratz-Hantge Chapel in Hutchinson. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com.