Robert Carl Olson was born June 2, 1933 in Emerson Township to Clark and Lucille Olson. Bob was a life long resident of the Ithaca area. He was a 1953 graduate of Ithaca High School. The saying on Bob’s senior picture read, “I have a hot rod Ford and a two dollar bill. Bob married his wife, Sally, in 1956. Together they raised their children in Emerson Township. Bob worked for and retired from General Motors. He was a charter member of Pheasants Forever and White Tails Forever. Bob passed away on September 10, 2006. He is one of many Gratiot County men and women who served their country, state and county. He rests in Pine Grove Cemetery in Emerson Township.