Raymond M. Olson - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

August 16, 1923 - September 1, 2021

Olson, Raymond M. Has passed peacefully on into life with Jesus. Born August 16, 1923 to Fred and Florence Olson, he served as a Navy storekeeper in WWII and tool designer for UNIVAC. Married Betty E. Olson August 6, 1949. Died in hospice September 1, 2021. Preceded in death by wife, Betty; granddaughter, Hannah Joy Olson and sister, Irene Olson. Survived by daughter, Paula (Gary) Schutte and son, Larry (Claudia) Olson; grandchildren, Peter (Katie) Schutte, Greta Schutte, Greg (Shannon) Schutte and Andrew (Danielle) Olson and great-grandchildren, Aren, Elias, Luke, Linnea, Mairi, Ellie and Rowan Schutte. A sister-in-law, Margaret Olson; nieces and nephews.

Private burial at Fort Snelling National Cemetery

Please click here to watch Raymond’s service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Hope Shores Bible Camp, Hope Church 7132 Portland Ave. So. Richfield, MN 55423.


  1. Dawn l Iverson says:

    My deepest sympathy to the Olson family on the loss of your dear Father. Ray was such an awesome guy. He always made me feel special….we worked together for a while at Univac, not in the same department but he would come down to visit me now and then which was always enjoyable. Of course, he and Betty came to every Peterson family event and were really a big part of our family. He will be missed. I am sure though, that he and Betty are reunited in Heaven and are spending time with my Mom and Dad. I am down with the flu but will be attending services via the web.

  2. Deb Roth says:

    Dear Paula and Larry,
    My condolences on the loss of your wonderful father, Ray. I have so many memories of Ray, especially in spending with my parents over the years. Such a wonderful, friendly spirit he was–always a smile. I loved his joking and pleasant manner and treasure those memories. I hope your memories and deep love of your father help you during this time of grief.

    Deb Roth & family (nee Peterson)

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