Todd D. Olson was an agricultural loan officer who took his job to heart. Even after he was deployed, he asked bank employees to keep him in the loop with his customers. “That tells you the depth of his commitment, they were always on his mind,” said Al Nystrom, president of the Marshfield group of M&I Bank. “He had a high sense of loyalty to his clients.” Olson, 36, of Loyal, Wis., died Dec. 27 after his patrol was hit by a bomb in Samarra. He was based in Neillsville, Wis. Dan Gluch, who knew Olson since they were in kindergarten and was his roommate at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, said his main worry before his unit shipped out was about the younger soldiers. “He said, `You know, Dan, I’ve lived a good life. I’m a lucky man… I have four kids at home, a wife I love, and a job I love and a community I’m part of, but then it hit me that those kids haven’t lived.'” Olson worked as a vice president and an agricultural loan officer at M&I Bank at the Loyal and Neillsville branches. He often worked with dairy farmers. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; three sons and a daughter.
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