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|Offspring of Ione Meyer and Wendell Luverne Olson (1923)|
|Cynthia Ann Olson (1948)||26 April 1948 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States|| Matthias Anthony Lynch (1944)|
Hans Joachim Peters (1928-2004)
|Peter Meyer Olson (1952-2003)||7 November 1952 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States||27 February 2003 Bloomington, Minnesota, United States|
|Offspring of George Olson and Effie Larson (1897-1985)|
|Lorimer G. Olson (1921)|| |
|Wendell Luverne Olson (1923)||16 October 1923 Milaca, Minnesota, United States|| Ione Anna Meyer (1923-2010)|
|Elaine Dorothy Olson (1926-1990)||18 November 1926 Borgholm Township, Minnesota, United States||24 February 1990 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States|| |
|Robert A. Olson (c1930)|| |
|George Olson (c1931)|
Wendell served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was stationed at Windie Island as a clerk attached to a medical unit. His main job was to type up orders. His unit was one of those who took in wounded from around the Philippines, including many survivors of the Bataan Death March. He does not talk about that chapter in his life willingly, saying that he, "saw some horrible things." He is also happy to say that he never fired his weapon at anyone.
Wendell has both his maternal and paternal DNA on file through Ancestry.com.