Services for Greg Oliver Olson
Greg Oliver Olson passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family on November 22, 2019 after a hard-fought battle with cancer. He was born April 14, 1948 to Loren and Jane Olson of Bagley.
Greg married Rebecca Fredrickson in 1966 and had two boys Jeff and Chad (Holly). He later divorced and married Debbie Sorensen in 1983.
Greg loved to be with family and friends, golfing, hunting and socializing. He was an avid golfer and was one of a team of many who got together several times a week to play for a dime a hole. He especially liked to be out mowing the yard, working in the raised garden and just enjoying an evening sitting on the deck. He enjoyed reading, all types of sporting events and could answer just about any trivia question about the players and the game.
Greg spent some time working in the Two Harbors area and then several years as a carpenter in the metropolitan area after graduating from high school. He then moved back to Bagley to partner with Jerry Gordon as self-employed carpenters and later with his brother Kim. He served on the Bagley City Council and Zoning Board. Greg retired in 2011.
He is survived by wife Debbie, sons Jeff and Chad (Holly) Olson, granddaughter Courtney, brothers Marc and Kim Olson, and sister Janis (David) Rivera, Sisters in law Terrie (Ken) Sorensen, Beth (Jayne) Sorensen, mother-in-law Adella (John) Eidsmoe, nephews Shawn and Bryan Olson, Brandon Rivera, and nieces Brittany (Brandon) Olson and Chelse Sorensen along with several grand nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents Loren and Jane, two uncles Irving and Merlin Olson.
A celebration of Greg’s life will take place at the Bagley American Legion on Saturday December 7th. From 5 PM to 7 PM. There will be a short service at 5 PM with lunch to follow.