Life History for Marlin Olson
Marlin Olson, age 77 of Alexandria, passed away on Tuesday, December 16 at the Community Memorial Home in Osakis, MN.
Marlin was born on November 4, 1931 in Nelson, MN to Herbert and Lina (Swor) Olson. He attended Morris Ag School and then went on to further his education at the MN School of Business in Minneapolis. During the Korean War, Marlin served his country in the U. S. Army. He worked his way up to the rank of sargeant and served from 1951 until his honorable discharge in 1953. On May 29, 1954 Marlin married Tootie Engelhardt at the Fahlun Lutheran Church in Nelson, MN. He was hired by I.C. System of St. Paul. He was with I.C. for 38 years and was the administrative director there until his retirement in 1997. The Olson's then moved to Alexandria to live there full time, but had spent many summer months 'up at the lake,' enjoying their cabins on Lake Osakis and Lobster Lake in Alexandria. He was a member of the Fahlun Lutheran Church in Nelson, the Osakis VFW Post # 7902 and the American Legion of Alexandria.
Some of Marlin's hobbies included fishing, golfing and hunting. He was a worldwide traveler and also enjoyed something as simple as taking long walks. He liked to be outdoors, especially while working in the garden or planting trees. During the winter months he liked to get together with friends for a game of cards or take the snowmobile out for a ride.
Marlin was a kind and loving husband, father, grandpa and brother who was always ready with a smile and joke for everyone he met. He will be dearly missed by his family and many friends.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 20, 2008 at 11:00 am at the Fahlun Lutheran Church in Nelson with Rev. Joan Wittrock officiating. Musicians are organist, Barb Sather and soloist, Dana Hetland. Interment is at the church cemetery.
Honorary bearers are the members of the Osakis VFW Post, Margeret & Eldon Torkelson and Ted Jesinoski. Active casketbearers are Ken Rapp, Tom Stenklyft, Paul Thomas, Brian Fossey, Bruce Hutchins, Doug Wyckoff and Bob Walsh.