Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Lowell Olson of South Haven died Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, at the St. Cloud Hospital. He was 67.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 8, at the Dassel Evangelical Covenant Church at 301 Lake St. with Pastor Lloyd Melvie officiating. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Annandale, and one hour prior to the service Monday at the church, A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday.
Lowell Glen Olson was born on his family farm in Southside Township, Wright County to John S. and Grace C. (Werner) Olson. He was a 1961 graduate of Annandale High School and served in the National Guard. He married Sheryl J. Lemke in Crown, Minn., Nov. 26, 1966. From 1969 to 1975 he owned and operated South Haven Oil Co. For more than 20 years, Lowell worked for Augsburg-Fortress Publishing in Minneapolis, retiring in 1998. He was a lifelong member of Lake Union Evangelical Covenant Church, retired 20-year member of the South Haven Fire Dept., chair of Lake Union Cemetery Board, and former member of Fair Haven Lions Club. Lowell managed the South Haven softball team, loved farming and old tractors, and enjoyed welding, tinkering, and he could fix anything.
Lowell was preceded in death by his parents; son Jesse; sister Geneva Diers; and brothers Freeman and Irving Olson.
He is survived by his wife Sheryl; children Christopher (and Shelly) Olson, Kara Dearing, Ryan (and Heather) Olson, all of South Haven; nine grandchildren Zachary, Erin, Emma, Kelly, Colin, Isaak, Matthew, Nicholas and Owen; brother Leland (and Judy) Olson of Duelm; and Cookie, his dog.
The pallbearers will be Ralph Forsman, Dean Schmidt, Harlan Graphenteen, Caleb Salmela, Kevin Weisman, and Zachary Jacks-Olson. The arrangements were entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care of Annandale.
In lieu of flowers, please make your gift to the Lake Union Covenant Church Building Fund.