Charles B. Olds

November 14, 1920September 9, 2013

Charles Bryant Olds, 92, died September 9, 2013 at his home in Rogers, AR. He was born on November 14, 1920 in Chicago, Illinois to the late, Milford Hixon and Myrle Elizabeth (Schell) Olds. He was the loving husband of 66 years of the late June (Mills) Olds. Charles graduated from Culver Military Academy, in Culver Indiana and went on to serve in the 1st Army, 1st Div. 16th Regiment, Company C during WWII. While serving, he fought in the Battle of the Bulge, earning a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. He achieved the rank of Captain, before being honorably discharged from service. Charles went on to earn a law degree from Northwestern University. Charles was a partner in a law firm for several years in Calumet, Michigan and was an attorney at Pabst Brewery, in Milwaukee, for over 30 years. Throughout his life he was an enthusiast for knowledge and remembered everything he learned. He traveled around the world with his wife and enjoyed golf for more than 60 years. He is survived by his son, Charles M. Olds of Texas; daughter, Charlotte A. Steindorf of Texas, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; first cousins, Dan Olds of Spartanburg, South Carolina, and John Olds of Springfield, Illinois . He was preceded in death by his daughter, Cynthia Jean Lanahan. Visitation will be Thursday, September 12, 2013, from 10:30-11:00am, with the funeral to follow at 11:00am in Rollins Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at National Cemetery in Fayetteville, at 1:00pm. Online condolences can be made at


  • Visitation Thursday, September 12, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 12, 2013

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December 14, 2013

I worked with Charlie at Pabst in the early 80's. I was in the Sales Dept. and could always go to him with a problem. He usually came up with a solution. My wife, Kathleen, also worked at Pabst for 10 years or so before we got married.

When he came through Milwaukee in later years, he would call and gruffly announce "let's have lunch!" He didn't believe in advance notice! But that was the Charlie we knew and loved.

Our condolences to the family.

Paul & Kathleen Roller

Gary and Pat McKiddie

September 13, 2013

We were so sad to hear of the death of Uncle Charles. Our family has had such good times throughout the many years of family dinners, reunions and many laughs at the Cozy Inn. Your Dad will be remembered with fondness and love. That Ole German will live on in our hearts forever.

Condolences from Gary and Pat (the Ole Pollack) McKiddie
Ryan and Kathy Lashuay, and Baby Wray Lashuay.

September 12, 2013

Charlotte, I am sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of your life.

Jack L. Chidster (San Antonio, TX)

September 12, 2013

Charlotte: My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I extend my deepest sympathy. Take pride in your Father's accomplishments and his dedication to our awesome Country. Be patient, the healing process takes time. One day down the road you will be able to smile when he comes into your thoughts. May God bless you and your family. Elia Carmona (San Antonio, TX)

George Hopkins

September 11, 2013

Charlotte and Charlie I only new Uncle Charles for 17 years when Gail and I married. It was always interesting to visit with him when we were in Michigan what great stories he told...he called me "The Greek" although I was an Italian. Uncle Charles lived a wonderful life that was full of love from Aunt June, his children and grandchildren. He traveled the world and had a passion for golf and life. The Family will always remember Uncle Charles and he will live through his family. All our love George & Gail.

September 11, 2013

Charlie, our thoughts are with you and your family.
Joe, Nancy, Joseph Losh

Sharon Wyatt

September 11, 2013


My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Your father had many great accomplishments in his life. Someone to be very proud of. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Sharon & John Wyatt