Robert Olson

March 7, 1927-Jan. 2, 2013

SANDSTONE – A memorial service for Robert Alvin Olson, 85, of Sandstone took place Jan. 5 at the Danforth Community Chapel. Arrangements were by Methven Funeral Home of Sandstone.

He died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth.

He was born March 7, 1927, to Rudolph Chris Olson and Emma Alice (Benson) Olson in Minneapolis. Upon turning 18 years old, on April 4, 1945, he joined the Navy and served on a ship, USS McCalla and USS Logan, that returned troops from the Pacific back to the U.S. as World War II ended. He was honorably discharged on May 24, 1946.

He is survived by his wife, Ramona Olson; children, Rebecca Taylor-McKenzie of Round Rock, Texas, Sarah Swanson of Bruno, Naomi Cicconi of Greenville, S.C., and Nathan Olson of Marshall; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.