Robert D. Olson
FAIRMONT — A memorial service for Robert D. Olson, 92, of Fairmont, Minn., will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, April 8, 2021, at the Lakeview Funeral Home Chapel in Fairmont, with military honors provided by the Lee C. Prentice American Legion Post 36 and Martin County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1222. Those wishing to view a live stream of the service may do so at the following link, https://client.tribucast.com/tcid/90618821. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday.
Robert passed away Thursday, April 1, 2021, at his home in Fairmont. Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Fairmont is assisting the family with arrangements.
Robert Donald Olson was born May 19, 1928, in Fairmont, Minn., the son of Harry and Ida (Mundahl) Olson. Bob attended Fairmont Public schools and graduated from Fairmont High School in 1947. Bob enlisted in the U.S. Army on June 16, 1947. He served in Tokyo and was awarded the Army of Occupation Medal for Japan before earning his honorable discharge on Oct. 16, 1948. Bob was united in marriage to Donna Allen in November of 1950. This union was blessed with seven children, Allen, Lori, Vicki, Gary, Roger, Mary, and Nancy. The couple resided in Fairmont and later divorced. On Dec. 18, 1982, Bob was united in marriage to Gladys Holland in Fairmont. Bob and Gladys resided in Fairmont and shared 19 years together before Gladys passed away in 2001. Bob began his career with the Fairmont Public Utilities in 1955 where he worked until his retirement in 1989. He was a life member of the Martin County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1222 in Fairmont. Bob loved to spend time with his family and friends telling stories and jokes as well as golfing and dancing. Left to cherish his memory include his children, Allen Olson of Fairmont, Minn., Lori Schweiger of Fairmont, Minn., Vicki Deubler of Kennesaw, Ga., Gary Olson of San Francisco, Calif., Mary Olson of Mankato, Minn., and Nancy (Ross) Campbell of Fairmont; stepchildren, Dawn (Mark) Peterson, Darcy (John) Dillon, and Rocky Wolters; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and special friend, Darlene. Along with his parents, Harry and Ida Olson, Bob was preceded in death by his son, Roger Olson; grandchildren, Jodi and Matthew; wife, Gladys Olson; son-in-law, Keith; brother, Marlin Olson; and sisters, Donna, Dorothy, and Betty.