Olson, Norman Leonard (1917-2003)

Norman L. Olson, 85, died on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003 at Pioneer Memorial Care Center in Erskine. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls. Honorary casket bearers were Floyd Hallan, Andrew Skaar, Ray Olson, Fred Howick and Don Anderson.

Norman Leonard Olson was born on Dec. 25, 1917, the son of Gordon M. and Helena L. ( Moldenhauer) Olson in rural Thief River Falls. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church. He grew up and attended Norden County School. Norman farmed with his brothers his whole life. He also did farmed work for Andrew Skaar after selling the farm. He chopped and sold firewood.

Norman enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, fox hunting and trapping.

Survivors include ten nieces and nephews and three sister-in-laws.

Norman was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Lilas Klefstad and Leona Olson ; brothers ; Lawrence, Kenneth, Glen.

[Interred Greenwood cemetery]

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky