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David Bruce "Buffalo" Olson

December 8, 1942 ~ October 10, 2021 (age 78)


David B. Olson - December 8, 1942 to October 10, 2021

Middleton:  Lovingly known as “Buffalo” died on October 10.  He was born to Sylvester Olson and Alice R. Olson (Nordness) on December 8, 1942 in Madison. His faithful dogs Partner and Buddy will follow him to Mt. Rainier in Washington State. He was employed as a conductor by the Milwaukee Railroad, I/R man with GTE,  and the National Park and Forest Services.  In his words: “I had a fulfilling and good life.  That’s what’s important.  I felt the most privileged to work at the national parks and railroad.  I’d like memories of me to be happy ones and invite you to share them at Paul’s Neighborhood Bar, 2401 Parmenter Street, Middleton” on Saturday, October 16 from 1 to 4.   Special thank you to Dr. “B,” life-long friends Bob Kulick, Robin Fredrickson, Julie Schultz Tucci, Otto, my wonderful neighbors on Lisa Lane,  UW Health team, Middleton Senior Center and the Carbone folks.

Please share your memories at

Cress Center

6021 University Ave. Madison

(608) 238-8406


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Celebration of Life
October 16, 2021

1:00 AM
Paul's Neighborhood Bar
2401 Parmenter Street
Middleton, WI 53562

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