Arnold Olson

Arnold Olson, 90, of Windom passed away on Friday, August 30, 2019 at his residence in Windom, Minnesota. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at the American Lutheran Church in Windom, with Pastor Adam Roberts officiating.

A visitation will take place on Thursday, September 5, 2019 one hour prior to the funeral service.  

Burial will take place at Lakeview Cemetery in Windom.

Arnold Wayne Olson, son of Emil and Elnora (Kaushagen) Olson was born March 22, 1929 in Windom, Minnesota. He was confirmed at the American Lutheran Church on May 14, 1943 and is a current member of the church.  Arnold attended and graduated in 1947 from the Windom High School. After high school he attended 1 year of college at Augsburg.  Arnold was united in marriage to the love of his life Delores (Vernone) on March 13, 1954 at the First Lutheran Church in St. James. The made their home in Windom, Minnesota, and were blessed with 5 children. Arnold was a Veteran in the United States Army and served in the Korean War. Upon being discharged from the Army, he went to work for various local telephone companies for 37 years. Arnold officially retired in 1990. Arnold passed away at his residence in Windom, surrounded by family on Friday, August 30, 2019 at the age of 90 years, 5 months and 8 days.

Arnold was quite active in the community. He was a member of the American Legion, receiving an award for his 50 years of participation, a member of the Windom Golf Club for 30 years, and was on the Board of Directors for the Windom Baseball Association. In his down time, Arnold enjoyed putting jigsaw puzzles together, fishing, duck hunting, golfing, and looked forward to his daily coffee groups. During the winter months Arnold and Delores spent their time at their home in Mission, Texas. Arnold enjoyed watching baseball on TV and spending time with his family. Those people that got a chance to know Arnold were truly blessed and will miss his stories.

Arnold is survived by Delores, his wife of 65 years; sons Lew Olson of Windom, and Jeffrey Olson of Burnsville; daughters Audrey (Gregg) Glidden of Crystal, and Connie (Dean) Lanson of Dennison, Minnesota; 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Arnold is preceded in death by his parents, his son Jay Olson, brothers Everett and Harold Olson, and sisters Minora Wedge and Janice Schottle.

Blessed be the memory of Arnold Wayne Olson.

5 thoughts on “Arnold Olson”

  1. Don Stoner says:

    So sorry for your loss. Arnie was a special friend to me when I was in Texas.

  2. Anne Foley says:

    Sorry for your loss, Olson family. Arnie was always such a great supporter of Windom sports at all levels, along with being a smile and story. May memories comfort you today and in the days ahead.

  3. Mark D. Vernone says:

    Many prayers for you and your family he will be greatly missed

  4. Chris Johnson says:

    I enjoyed the privilege of having coffee with Arnie. He did have great stories and was always a positive voice for Windom and especially for athletics. My condolences to the family and friends of Arnold Olson.

  5. Douglas Engelsen says:

    Sorry today I just found out today that Arnold Olson passes away August, 30 2019. Arnold was a very close friend during our high school days. Just keeping Arnold close in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult. You can give my email address to 1947 Windom,mn high school members who are still living as I would like to hear from them.

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