|3/25/2014 9:40:00 AM|
Steven A. Olson
Steven A. Olson, 69, of Annandale died Friday, March 21, 2014, at his home.
Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, March 25. A private burial took place at Pleasantview Cemetery, Annandale. Memorials are preferred to the Special Olympics.
He is survived by his wife, Linda; children, Stephany Stromme and her husband David of Northfield, Cory of Annandale and Kyle and his partner Joel Rainville of Minneapolis; three grandchildren, Ella, Anja and Andrew Stromme; mother, Esther Olson of Glenwood; sister, Nancy (Bob) Gandrud of Glenwood; sisters-in-law, Ardis (Maurice) Dosdall of Paynesville and Mary (Stan) Norlien of Alexandria; brother-in-law, Max (MaryAnn) Barsness of Osakis; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
He is preceded in death by his father, Earl Olson; and brother-in-law, Don Madsen.
Steven Albert Olson was born Feb. 23, 1945, in St. Cloud to Earl and Esther (Gerber) Olson. He grew up in Annandale until his family moved to Glenwood. He graduated from Glenwood High School with the Class of 1963. He began college playing football at the University of Wisconsin-Superior and graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in special education. Steve served his country in the U.S. Navy, stationed in Florida.
On June 8, 1968, Steve was united in marriage to Linda Barsness. He began his career teaching special education and coaching football at Maple Lake High School. Steve left teaching to begin selling insurance for Lutheran Brotherhood, where he remained until his retirement in 2001.
Steve was a member of the Annandale Lions Club, Masons and St. John's Lutheran Church. He enjoyed playing pinochle at Southbrook, spending the summer at Lake Carlos and going on fishing and hunting trips with friends and family to Canada and his Henning Farm. Steve loved his family, especially watching his grandchildren's sporting events.
Pallbearers: Ron Johnson, Paul Iverson, Larry Reitmeier, Bob Gandrud, Stan Norlien and Max Barsness.
Music: Larry Ortloff, Mary Norlien and Becky Unger.
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