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Robert Arthur Olson 1933-2021

Robert Olson

Robert A. Olson, age 88, of Boulder City, Nevada peacefully passed away on November 2, 2021. After serving in the United States Navy during the Korean War, Bob went to college. During his college years he met and married Nellie Bowden. After graduating with a degree in Electrical Engineering, he had a career in Federal Service and was serving in a Senior Executive position when he retired. After his government service career, he was a consultant in the electric utility industry for several years. Bob's main hobby was golf. He enjoyed everything about it and routinely played up until last year. Bob had a great love for his family. He is survived by his wife Nell, of 65 years, his sons Roger, Rick, and Mike, five grandchildren and four great grandchildren..

Huron Sonnets

Original poetry from Ronald Fingerson about his experiences during his HHS years:


That single length of track, two rails of steel
on wood beams, fifty yards long, twenty tears
high, each tie a heartbeat, amplified our fears
we'd hear a freight train, steel on steel squeal.

Cautious, tie by tie, toe heel toe heel, we
stepped our fears across that wood-steel span:
west east, east west, to from our unmanned
private retreat, Ravine Lake clique, dues-free.

Once across, amidst rocks and dry cow pies,
we stripped naked and dived into the cold
water: swimming, splashing, laughing, bold
and carefree, naked guys under naked skies.

Later, we sun-dried on the sun-browned grass:
backs, chests, and faces, sun-baked first-class.


Pinboys, we set pins for four teams, five men
each, at Red's Bowling Alley; each bowler had
three games, thirty frames, to feel great or sad:
splits, seven-ten, spares, nine ten, strikes, all ten.

Pinboys, we dodged flying pins, two lanes each,
returned balls, racked and reset the pins, alert
for ball two whose quick throw targeted us, hurt;
to hurt back, we rack-greased one hole each.

Pinboys, we set pins on school nights, seven
to eleven; teach-learn homework: theorems,
Latin verbs, sentence diagrams, who when
what why how were short-on-time problems.

Pinboys, we spent our gains on bubble gum,
comic books, poker, bits-o-honey -- awesome.


Thirteen, I squeezed Holstein udders near five,
dodged splattering cow pies and swishing tails,
separated the milk and cream, washed the pails,
shielded my eyes, and watched the sun arrive.

Eighteen, O Dairy sealed the milk and cream
in glass and sent me, house-to-house, to please
the ladies, after five, before sunup; please tease
the old in out, and the new out in; be a dream.

The Dobermans, Rottweilers, and Shepherds
were hardest to please; I used my wagging
tail routine: tongue out, sitting up, licking
faces, and honeying them with cheese curds.

After five, I ate devil's food cake with angel
ice cream, mom-made, my self-serve wangle.

Recent Photos

From Hazel Carr:

"September 22 at Steph's home in Shoreview, MN with Norma & Ralph Marking also Chuck and me. Thought you may like a pic of us girls!"

Hazel, Stephanie and Norma
(L to R): Hazel (Amacher) Carr. Stephanie (Smith) Mann, Norma (Borah) Marking

Click here to see previous reunion stories and photos.

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