Carrol Gene Olson, age 83, of Hutchinson passed away Monday, December 25, 2017, at the St. Cloud VA Community Living Center in St. Cloud, Minnesota
A private family Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are with the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel.
Carrol Gene Olson was born on August 14, 1934, in Kandiyohi County. He was the son of Oscar and Alvina (Reigstad) Olson. Carrol was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth both in Lake Lillian at Grace Lutheran Church. He received his education in Willmar, Minnesota at Willmar High School.
Carrol Olson entered active military service in the United States Navy on May 12, 1953, at Minneapolis, Minnesota and served his country during the Korean War. He received an Honorable Discharge on May 3, 1957.
Carrol was married to Diana Johnson. This marriage was blessed with two sons, Kevin and Kyle. On September 25, 1964, Carrol was united in marriage to Mary Leola Reil at Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson by Pastor Anderson. This marriage was blessed with two sons, Brian and Craig. Carrol and Mary lived in Hutchinson their entire married life. They shared 53 years and 3 months of marriage.
Carrol was employed with 3M as a General Maintenance Supervisor. He retired on December 31, 1990. Carrol was a member at Faith Lutheran Church. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #96 for over 50 years and the Gopher Campfire Conservation Club.
Carrol enjoyed the outdoors and loved to camp, fish, hunt and snowmobile. He also enjoyed playing cards and bowling. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren, great grandchild and friends.
Carrol passed away peacefully with family at his side on Monday, December 25, 2017, at the VA Community Living Center in St. Cloud, Minnesota, at the age of 83 years. Blessed be his memory.
Carrol is survived by his:
Spouse, Mary Olson of Hutchinson, MN;
Children, Kevin Olson of Hutchinson, MN,
Kyle Olson and his wife, Tammy of Hutchinson, MN,
Brian Olson and his wife, Stephanie of Hutchinson, MN,
Craig Olson of Hutchinson, MN;
Grandchildren, Zachary Olson and his wife, Krystal, Charlotte Olson, Kendra Olson, Cody Olson and Cullen Olson;
Great Grandchild, Brantly Olson;
Siblings, Duane Olson and his wife, Deanna of Willmar, MN,
Dennis Olson and his significant other, Celia Patch of Minnetonka, MN,
Arliss Kelly of McCall, ID,
Donna VanScyoc of Flower Mound, TX;
Nieces, Nephews, many other relatives and friends.
Carrol is preceded in death by his Parents, Oscar and Alvina Olson; First Spouse, Diana Marie Olson (passed away February 2, 1962); Brother, Virgil Olson (Shirley), Brothers In-Law, Cedric Kelly and Donald VanScyoc; Nephews, Greg Olson and Keith Olson.