Donald F. Olson - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

February 10, 1920 - November 25, 2015

Donald F. Olson age 95 passed away November 25, 2015. He was a Corporal in the Army Air Corps during WWII, maintained a love of military aircraft and flying model airplanes throughout his life. He was a prolific poet, writing thousands of poems in his retirement. He enjoyed fishing, bird hunting, playing cards and blackberry brandy. He was a proud, lifelong resident of St. Paul, and was deeply loved by his family. Preceded in death by wife, Lucille; friend, Lu Schmitt and longtime companion, Ruth Eggum. Survived by son, Gary (Maxine); grandchildren, Eric, Kristin (Mark), Katherine, Beth (Mason); great-grandchildren, Christopher, Rachael, Bennett; nephews, Brad (Mary) Olson, Tim (Fran) Schmitt and many other family and friends. A special thanks to the Allina Hospice team for their care and support.

Memorials will be given to youth Bible camps per his final wishes.

1 Comment

  1. Joyce Deem. says:

    Don was a wonderful person that I loved to visit with when I came into town. I ended up calling him Grandpa Don like the family did. I know he will be dearly missed.

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