Roland Olson

July 6, 1928-March 11, 2013

ALEXANDRIA – Services for Roland “Rollie” Olson, 84, of Alexandria, formerly of Marshall, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Calvary Lutheran Church in Alexandria. Visitation will be from 4:30-6:30 p.m. today at Calvary Lutheran Church in Alexandria. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Montevideo.

He died Monday, March 11, 2013, in Wesley Chapel, Fla.

Roland A. Olson was born July 6, 1928 in Montevideo to Ralph and Bertina (Anderson) Olson. He was baptized, confirmed and grew up in Montevideo, graduating from Montevideo High School. He served in the U.S. Army. On May 11, 1952 he was united in marriage to Virginia “Ginny” Austin in Troy, Ala. He moved to Marshall in 1959, where he was a member of First Lutheran Church and worked for Marshall Meats and as a Federal Food Inspector for 26 years before retiring in 1988. Following his retirement they moved to Alexandria and spent winters in San Antonio, Fla. He enjoyed his dogs, fishing, golfing, remodeling and fixing up anything. He especially loved his family, grandchildren and visiting with friends.

Rollie is survived by his wife, Ginny; children: Linda Russell of Eagan and her daughter Melissa; Norma Olson of Apple Valley; and Byron “Bud” Olson and his wife Mary of Chanhassen and their children Chris, Jackie, Sara and Tom; sisters: Vange (and Glen) Harried of Lake Florida and Liz Peltola of Mankato; a brother, Roger (and Kay) Gustafson of Montevideo; and several nephews and a niece.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son-in-law, Bruce Russell; and a brother-in-law, Korby Peltola.