George L. Olson, 84, of Hutchinson, passed away Saturday, March 13, 2021, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
George Louis Olson was born Jan. 27, 1937, in Crookston, the son of Leland Memorial and Isabelle Ann (Duffy) Olson. George was baptized as an infant in Crookston, and later confirmed in his faith as a youth at Church of St. Philip in Litchfield. He received his education in Litchfield, and was a graduate with the Litchfield High School class of 1957.
George entered military service in the US Army National Guard Oct. 26, 1956, in Litchfield. He was honorably discharged June 17, 1957, in order to join active military duty service in the US Navy June 18, 1957. He served as an Aviation Electronics Mate 3rd Class, and was honorably discharged March 17, 1961, at Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi, Texas.
George was united in marriage to Diane Neis May 17, 1975, at St. Philip’s Catholic Church in Litchfield.
Their marriage was blessed with one son, Jason. George and Diane resided in Cokato and Dassel, before moving to Litchfield. They spent the winter months in Texas for several years. Diane and George shared 39 years of marriage. George then relocated to Hutchinson.
George was employed at 3M in Hutchinson in the production department for 35 years, until his retirement in 1997.
He enjoyed golfing, camping, and spending time with family and friends. George was a member of Knights of Columbus and St. John’s Catholic Church in Darwin.
Blessed be his memory.
George is survived by: son, Jason Olson of Hutchinson; siblings, JoAnn Tachney of Elk River, Richard “Dick” Olson of Meterie, LA, Edward Olson and his wife, Margaret, of Buffalo, Bernice Levesque and her husband, Richard “Dick,” of Brooklyn Park, Carley Oslund and her husband, Roger of Lake Benton, Jay Olson and his wife, Marilyn, of Underwood, and David Olson and his wife, Cindy, of St. Bonifacius; sister-in-law, Valerie Olson of Vienna, VA; and many other relatives and friends.
George was preceded in death by his parents, Leland and Isabelle Olson; wife, Diane Olson; siblings, Rosalie Frickes and her husband, Henry, Vincent Olson, Barbara Konietzko and her husband, Thomas, Michael Olson; sister-in-law, Ruth Olson; and brother-in-law, Jim Tachney.
Mass of Christian Burial took place Thursday, March 18, at 3 p.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Darwin, with interment in the church cemetery.
Clergy officiating: Father Pat Casey
Accompanist: Mary Bolek
Cantor: Patrick Hansen
Lector: Bernice Levesque
Musical selections: “Here I Am, Lord;” “On Eagle’s Wings;” “The Old Rugged Cross;” “The Hand of God Shall Hold You;” and “Soon and Very Soon”
Casket bearers were: Todd Konietzko, Deb Retka, Paula Miller, Kelsey Jarvis, Nicki Rustom, and Scott Cody.
Arrangements were by the Hantge Funeral Chapel in Darwin. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com.