Larry Olson

Larry Olson

Thursday August 24, 1944 Wednesday November 11, 2020

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Obituary for Larry Duane Olson

Larry Duane Olson, passed away on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 surrounded by his family at his home. Larry was born in Brainerd to Andy & Nora (Paulson) Olson. He married the love of his life, Doreen Peterson at Bethlehem Lutheran Church on June 5, 1965. He worked 40 years as a papermaker at Potlatch.

Larry could (and would) make friends by striking up conversation with anyone willing. He often spun real stories into amazing exaggerated tales, which is why his nickname was Ole-Bull. His favorite saying, “You can't make this stuff up!”
Through the years Larry's favorite things included coffee at Westside Cafe, Elvis music, meeting pals at the office (east side McDonalds) and most of all collecting treasures...LOTS of treasures. He was an enthusiastic fixer-upper and experienced life with road trips, entertainment and conversation.
His family and friends will miss him very very much. We will always be blessed with the happy memories of our time spent with him, his jolly laugh and ability to make a simple story an amazing adventure. Larry would want all of us to celebrate his life, as we know he is no longer in pain and in a better place.

Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 55 years, Doreen; son, Ty (Lisa) Olson; Daughter, Marny (Scott) Rohr; Brother, Dale Olson; Sister, Dorothy Burns; Grandchildren: Paige (Joe) Anhalt, Drew Olson, Hallsey Olson, Morgan (Andrew Coenen) Rohr, Devan (Tya) Rohr and Madaline Rohr; Great grandsons: Owen Olson and Ivan Rohr.
Larry is preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Geraldine Madsen.

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Katie Eastman


Many prayers to you and your family during this time. So very sorry to hear about your loss.

Katie Eastman
Comment | Posted at 12:05am via Condolence

Tom Deb Jelacie

Doreen and family
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Tom and Deb Jelacie
Comment | Posted at 10:56am via Condolence

Chuck Justin

Doreen, so sorry for your loss. My sympathy to you and your family.
Comment | Posted at 11:29pm via Condolence

Cathy Abrahamson

Always, always made me smile! Will miss him dearly and am sending hugs and prayers for you Doreen.
Comment | Posted at 02:06pm via Condolence

carole pikula

Doreen, what a funny guy, I’m so sorry for your loss. Many great memories at westside cafe. Love his many stories. Love you Jerry and Carole Pikula
Comment | Posted at 01:25pm via Condolence

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