Gordon E. Olson

Gordon E. Olson
b: 25 APR 1925
d: 25 APR 2007
Biography
Gordon attended schools in Nymore, and graduated from Bemidji HighSchool. He enlisted in the U.S.Navy, WWII. His father "Chris" Kristen,owned and operated a filling station in Nymore, MN for many years.Chris was born in Norway.
Gordon worked at Erickson-Hellekson-Vye Lumber Co., Bemidji. Before heand Muriel were married, he quit working at the lumberyard and joinedRudy Olson's combining crew. In October 1947, he became a partner withDonald Meland and Richard Kenney in the "Self-Service Laundry", Bemidji.After sale of the laundry, he worked for Culligan Soft Water Systems.
He became an apprentice optician for Walman Optical Co. and in 1956 thefamily moved to Grand Forks where he became a salesman for Walman Opticaland traveled their North Dakota territory until 1961 when he becameAssistant Manager in Grand Forks. In 1968 they moved to Fargo, ND andlived there until 1970. On October 15, 1970, they moved to Thompson, NDand he served as Assistant Manager of Walman Optical Co. in Grand Forksuntil his retirement. He was a very popular optician and had manyclients who insisted on having Gordon fit their glasses. He is an activechurch member at Walle Evangelical Lutheran Church, established in 1876in rural Thompson, ND. He is a member of the American Legion Post inThompson and an active citizen of Thompson.
His parents Chris and Dora moved from Bemidji and lived with Gordon andMuriel for several years before their deaths.
Gordon and Muriel celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on June 21,1997 at Walle Lutheran Church, ND. All children and grandchildren werepresent.
Hobbies: gardening, cooking, lapidary/jewelry, travel, children andgrandchildren
Gordon battled diabetes, neuropathy in his feet and hands, pneumonia forseveral years.
Gordon passed away on his 82nd birthday, April 25, 2007 at AltruHospital, Grand Forks, North Dakota. Memorial service was held at WalleChurch on April 28, 2007. Gordy had been very active in the Mens Cluband the church. Burial was at Walle Cemetery where those gathered sang"Jesus Loves Me". Gordy and Muriel would have celebrated their 60thwedding anniversary on June 21, 2007.
Facts
  • 25 APR 1925 - Birth - ; Bemidji, MN
  • 28 APR 2007 - Burial - ; Walle Lutheran Cemetary, Thompson, ND
  • 25 APR 2007 - Death - ; Grand Forks, North Dakota
Ancestors
   
 
 
Kristen Johan Hartvig Olsen
29 MAR 1889 - AFT. 1977
  
  
  
Jette Marie Nilsen
19 OCT 1859 -
 
Gordon E. Olson
25 APR 1925 - 25 APR 2007
  
 
  
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Dora Evenson
7 JUL 1899 - 1 JUN 1992
  
  
  
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Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Kristen Johan Hartvig Olsen
Birth29 MAR 1889Langnesvik, Hadsel, Lofoten, Norway
DeathAFT. 1977 Grand Forks, ND
Marriageto Dora Evenson
FatherOle Adolf Kristiansen
MotherJette Marie Nilsen
PARENT (F) Dora Evenson
Birth7 JUL 1899St. Hilaire, MN
Death1 JUN 1992 Grand Forks, ND
Marriageto Kristen Johan Hartvig Olsen
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
MGordon E. Olson
Birth25 APR 1925Bemidji, MN
Death25 APR 2007Grand Forks, North Dakota
Marriage21 JUN 1947to Private at Bemidji, MN - First Lutheran Church
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Gordon E. Olson
Birth25 APR 1925Bemidji, MN
Death25 APR 2007 Grand Forks, North Dakota
Marriage21 JUN 1947to Private at Bemidji, MN - First Lutheran Church
FatherKristen Johan Hartvig Olsen
MotherDora Evenson
PARENT () Private
Birth
Death
Marriage21 JUN 1947to Gordon E. Olson at Bemidji, MN - First Lutheran Church
FatherNils Meland
MotherMarie Josephine Olson
CHILDREN
Private
Birth
Death
Marriage21 AUG 1976to Private at San Jose, CA - Municipal Rose Garden
Private
Birth
Death
Marriage10 FEB 1973to Private at Walle Lutheran Church, Thompson, ND
Private
Birth
Death
Marriage9 JUL 1976to Renee Dawn Hovet at Walle Lutheran Church, Thompson, ND
Private
Birth
Death
Marriage4 MAR 2000to Gary Michael Ofenloch at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Salt Lake City, Utah
Private
Birth
Death
Marriage28 JUL 2001to Gayle P. Hokenson at Santa Clara First Baptist Church, Santa Clara, CA
Private
Birth
Death
Marriage13 AUG 1983to Private at Walle Lutheran Church, Thompson, ND
Descendancy Chart
Gordon E. Olson b: 25 APR 1925 d: 25 APR 2007

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