GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE Saturday, February 12, 2005

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Edward J. Olszewski

Edward J. Olszewski, 67, of Great Falls, a heavy equipment operator and Army veteran, died of emphysema Thursday at a local hospital.

Rosary is 7 p.m. Sunday at Edwards Funeral Chapel in Chinook. Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Monday at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, followed by burial with military honors in Wing Cemetery.

Survivors include his mother, Kathleen Olszewski of Havre; a sister, Elaine Hutton of Sidney; and brothers Joe Olszewski of Mountlake Terrace, Wash., and Clarence Olszewski of Zap, N.D.

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HAVRE DAILY NEWS Monday, February 14, 2005

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EDWARD OLSZEWSKI


Olszewski

Edward John Olszewski, 67, formerly of Hogeland and Colstrip, died Feb. 10, 2005, at Benefis East Healthcare due to natural causes.

A funeral Mass was scheduled for 11 a.m. today in Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church with burial following in Wing Cemetery with military honors.

Rosary was recited Sunday at 7 p.m. at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel in Chinook.

Edward (Ed) was born April 21, 1937, at Havre to Adrian and Kathleen (Leinan) Olszewski. He was raised on the Big Flat, graduated from Hogeland High School in 1955 and attended one year at Northern Montana College in Havre. He served in the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1962 with most of the time in Germany.

He married Myrtle Ridenour in 1975 and they later divorced. Ed was a heavy equipment operator for Williams Construction and Aftadel Construction out of Broadus. He moved to Colstrip, working for Long Construction and then Western Energy for 25 years, until he retired.

Ed raised a nice garden and usually gave a lot of it away. With his apple trees, he'd tell the neighbors to come and pick them. He was a good cook, he baked lefsa, bread, cakes and made wonderful roasted chickens and turkey with stuffing and all. Ed had a wood shop in the backyard and spent a lot of time on craft projects. When he was losing his eyesight to macular degeneration, he moved to Eagles Manor in Great Falls, where he lived until his death.

Survivors include his mother, Kathleen Olszewski of Havre; sister, Elaine (Hugh) Hutton of Sidney; brothers, Joseph (Karen) Olszewski of Mountlake Terrance, Wash., and Clarence (Rita) Olszewski of Zap, N.D.; step-children, Sandy Fettig of Billings, Kathy Moser of Forsyth, Ruth Ridenour of Billings and LeRoy Ridenour of Colstrip; 10 grandchildren; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many friends.

Ed was preceded in death by his father, Adrian Olszewski, in 2002; and his maternal and paternal grandparents.

Memorials may be sent to St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church or one's choice.

Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.

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BILLINGSS GAZETTE Thursday, February 17, 2005

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Edward John Olszewski

CHINOOK - Edward John Olszewski, 67, formerly of Hogeland and Colstrip, died Feb. 10, 2005, at Benefis East Healthcare, due to natural causes. Funeral mass was Monday, Feb. 14, in Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.

Burial followed in Wing Cemetery with military honors. Rosary was Sunday, Feb. 13, at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel.

Memorials may be sent to St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church or one's choice.

Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.

Edward "Ed" was born April 21, 1937, at Havre to Adrian and Kathleen (Leinan) Olszewski. He was raised on the Big Flat, graduated from Hogeland High School in 1955 and attended one year at Northern Montana College in Havre. He served in the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1962, with most of the time in Germany.

He married Myrtle Ridenour in 1975 and they later divorced.

Ed was a heavy equipment operator for Williams Construction and Aftadel Construction out of Broadus. He moved to Colstrip, working for Long Construction and then Western Energy for 25 years, until he retired. Ed always raised a nice garden and usually gave a lot of it away. The same with his apple trees; he'd tell the neighbors to come and pick them. He was a good cook, he baked lefsa, bread, cakes and made wonderful roasted chickens and turkey with stuffing and all. Ed had a wood shop in the backyard and spent a lot of time on craft projects. When he was losing his eyesight to macular degeneration, he moved to Eagles Manor in Great Falls, where he lived until his death.

Edward is survived by his mother, Kathleen Olszewski of Havre; sister Elaine and her husband Hugh Hutton of Sidney; brothers Joseph and his wife Karen Olszewski of Mountlake Terrance, Wash., Clarence and his wife Rita Olszewski of Zap, N.D.; four stepchildren, Sandy Fettig of Billings, Kathy Moser of Forsyth, Ruth Ridenour of Billings, LeRoy Ridenour of Colstrip; 10 grandchildren; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, as well as his many friends.

Ed was preceded in death by his father, Adrian Olszewski in 2002; his maternal and paternal grandparents.

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GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE Thursday, February 17, 2005

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Edward John Olszewski

Former Hogeland and Colstrip resident Edward John Olszewski, 67, of Great Falls, an Army veteran and retired heavy equipment operator, died of natural causes Feb. 10 at a local hospital.

Services took place Monday at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church near Hogeland, followed by burial with military honors in Wing Cemetery. Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook was in charge of arrangements.

Edward is survived by his mother, Kathleen Olszewski of Havre; sister Elaine and her husband Hugh Hutton of Sidney; brothers Joseph and his wife Karen Olszewski of Mountlake Terrance, Wash., and Clarence and his wife Rita Olszewski of Zap, N.D.; four stepchildren, Sandy Fettig and Ruth Ridenour of Billings, Kathy Moser of Forsyth and LeRoy Ridenour of Colstrip; 10 grandchildren; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, as well as his many friends.

Edward, "Ed," was born April 21, 1937, in Havre, to Adrian and Kathleen (Leinan) Olszewski. He was raised on the Big Flat, graduated from Hogeland High School in 1955 and attended one year at Northern Montana College in Havre. He served in the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1962, with most of the time in Germany.

He married Myrtle Ridenour in 1975 and they later divorced.

Ed was a heavy equipment operator for Williams Construction and Aftadel Construction out of Broadus. He moved to Colstrip, working for Long Construction, and then Western Energy for 25 years until he retired.

Ed always raised a nice garden and usually gave a lot of it away. The same with his apple trees; he'd tell the neighbors to come and pick them. He was a good cook; he baked lefsa, bread, cakes and made wonderful roasted chickens and turkey with stuffing and all. Ed had a wood shop in the backyard and spent a lot of time on craft projects. When he was losing his eyesight to macular degeneration, he moved to Eagles Manor in Great Falls, where he lived until his death.

He was preceded in death by his father, Adrian Olszewski, in 2002; and his maternal and paternal grandparents.

Memorials may be sent to St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church or the donor's choice

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