Olson, Gary (1940-2011)

Gary Olson, 71 of Argyle died Sunday, October 23, 2011 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND.

He was born March 18, 1940 to Oscar and Daphine (Nicholls) Olson in Warren. He attended Warren public schools and was active in McCrea 4-H club showing swine. He started working at the age of 16 and continued to do so right until his death. Gary attended Northwest Technical College for auto mechanics in Thief River Falls, where he also drove school bus. He married JoAnne Hess in June of 1959. He also worked for Halfmann Ford in Stephen before working for Glen Olsen Motors and then Quality Motors in Warren. Later he was the owner of Gary’s Repair in Warren. Gary farmed for 6 years and started trucking in 1997. He made his last haul on Tuesday, October 18. He married Jeanne Landreville on November 6, 1993. They made their home in Argyle. Gary loved to visit with people whether in person or on the phone. He also loved to drive around either with loads with his truck, to check the crops, or just to check out the sights. He was a devoted father and grandfather and will be dearly missed by his daughters and grandchildren.

Left to mourn his passing is his wife, Jeanne of Argyle; daughters, Jodi (Clayton) Quade of Bagley, MN, Vicki (Mark) Tucker of Kansas; brother, Donald (Barbara) Olson; sister, Linda (special friend Loren Engelstad) Edgar all of Warren; step children, Richard Jorgenson of Minneapolis, Lisa (Mark) Larson of Argyle, Rob (LeeAnn) Jorgenson of Golden Valley, MN, Derek Landreville of Lakewood, Colorado, and Tina (Chad) Raaum of Grand Forks, ND; grandchildren, Abbey Olson, Hilary (Spenser) Narum, Hannah Quade, Victor Patterson II, and Gary Lee Patterson; step grandchildren, Justin, Jared, Emily, Alyssa Sharpen, and Dylan and Kaitlyn Raaum.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

DuBore Funeral Home

[Interred Greenwood cemetery]

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky