POLSON - On Thursday, March 15, 2007, Aethan (Epah) Olson-McArdle went to meet the Creator, to shed his bonds of Earth and become a special little angel in God's heavenly home.
Epah was born May 16, 2001, in Baltimore, Md. Epah so young, yet he touched so many lives with his pleasant smile, his tussled hair and contagious personality way beyond his age. He would greet you with a handshake and strongly say, "Hello, I'm Aethan, what's your name?" Aethan will be missed by all those he touched and will remain etched in their hearts for eternity.
Survivors include his parents Amber Olson-McArdle and Darren McArdle; brother Dalton McArdle; sister Debra Olson-McArdle; grandparents Debra and Nick Phillips-Innerbichler, Debra and John Grinder, and Ernie and Marilyn Olson; great-grandparents Norman and Betty Olson, Jim and Rose Westerman; grandma/auntie Marge Blixt; uncles Jim Westerman, Richard Olson, Harley Olson and James Olson; cousins Andrew, Alan and Adam Westerman; great-aunt Elizabeth Phillips-Gravelle; great-uncles Ernie Matt and Darrel Papin, and best friend Brandy and a large extended family.
A wake began Friday at the Foster & Durgeloh Funeral Home in St. Ignatius, and moved to the Elmo Community Hall at 4 p.m. Saturday. Rosary will held at 8 p.m. Sunday in the community hall, and funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m., with burial following in the Dayton Cemetery.