Cover photo for Earl Olson's Obituary
Earl Olson Profile Photo
1933 Earl 2015

Earl Olson

July 8, 1933 — October 19, 2015

Earl Olson, 82, Wahpeton, ND passed away on Monday, October 19, 2015 at St. Catherine's Living Center, Wahpeton, ND. A memorial service will be on Tuesday, October 27, at 10:30 AM at Richland Lutheran Church, Walcott, ND with Rev. Dan Forsberg officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at Moorhead Memorial Gardens, Moorhead, MN. Arrangements are entrusted to Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton, ND.

Earl was born on July 8, 1933 in Hawley, MN to William and Esther (Peterson) Olson. He grew up and attended school in Hawley and graduated from Hawley High School in 1951. He then went on to Concordia College where he graduated with his BA in History/Socio-economics in 1955. He was then drafted into the US Army and served during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged in 1957.

Earl was united in marriage to Arla Hammer in Fargo, ND on March 25, 1961 and to this union one child was born, Daron. He then started his teaching career at Kindred, ND until 1963 when he taught for two years at Haynes, ND. In 1965, the family moved to Wahpeton, ND where Earl started teaching social studies in the Junior High. In 1969, he earned his Masters Degree in Counseling from NDSU and then became the Wahpeton Junior High counselor and Assistant Principal until his retirement in 1994. All the summers through his teaching career and into his retirement he also worked as a painter.

Earl was a member of the Sons of Norway, the Abercrombie Sportsmen's Club, Lions, and Eagles, and was a lifetime member of the VFW. He had a special love for horses and raised registered quarter horses and was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association.

Earl is survived by his son, Daron Olson of Richmond, IN.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Roger Olson, and a sister, Marion Wilder.

Visitation

Richland Lutheran Church

Walcott, ND

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Service

Richland Lutheran Church

Walcott, ND

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
10:30 AM

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Earl Olson, please visit our flower store.

Guestbook

Visits: 23

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree