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Melvin Alment Olsen

Mr. Melvin Alment Olsen, age 86, of Bell, FL passed away peacefully on July 21, 2021, at his home with his family by his side. He was born on December 8, 1934, in Hobart, NY to Otto and Adelia Olsen. At 17, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. While in the Air Force, he worked for Strategic Air Command. After a few years of service, he had to return home to take care of his parents. Mr. Olsen worked as a car salesman, worked on an ambulance, and he was the owner and operator of Olsen’s Meat Market for many years. After retiring from the meat industry, they moved south and ended up in Trenton. Mr. Olsen and his wife, Deb, called Gilchrist County home for the last 30 years. He was an avid car enthusiast and loved restoring old cars and trucks. He was a loving father and husband and will be deeply missed.

He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Camie Jo Latta; his siblings, Freddy, Otto, and Avis; and his grandson, Jeremy Burdick
Mr. Olsen is survived by his wife of 47 years, Deb Olsen of Bell; daughters, Christine (Scott) Brown of Gainesville, GA, Connie (Keith) McClean of Bloomville, NY, Collen (Mike) Alexander of Hobart, NY, Terri (Marcus) Perkins of Ridgeville, SC, Brandi (Jeter) Olsen of Bell; his sons, Alan Bruce Olsen of Montana and Lance Richard Olsen of Panama City ; brother, Eugene (Marilyn) Olsen of Bloomville, NY ; 16 grandchildren, Colton and Elliot Spears, Hayden Harris, Damian Perkins, Lance Olsen, II, Brandon Olsen, Kaitlyn and Keith McClean, Artie Choate, Tyler Latta, Philip and Jessica West, Amber, Lance Richard, Matthew, and McKenzie Alexander; and several great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Watson-Milton Funeral Home, Trenton, FL. 352-463-8888. www.WatsonMilton.com




Guestbook

My favorite time with Mel is talking about Delaware County and all the people we knew
I called him Al and the 4 of us were the best of friends. Loved his voice

Marion Jul 25 2021 1:20 PM

So sorry to her of Melvin's passing. He was a good neighbor in Bloomville on the hill.

Celia Rice Soden Jul 25 2021 12:24 PM

Jessica West lit a candle for Melvin Alment Olsen

Jessica West Jul 24 2021 9:09 PM

I have many great memories of family clam bakes and fun at the family farm. Rest in peace Uncle Mel!

Susan (Olsen)Schuman Jul 24 2021 2:53 PM

As a boy growing up in Bloomville, I knew Melvin and Gene. I am sorry for your loss.

Bernie Cleveland Jul 24 2021 9:04 AM