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Arlan David “Dave” Olson


Thu, Aug 8th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Dave Olson, 65, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at his home.

Dave was born October 29th, 1947, in Austin. Dave was the son of Ella (Magnuson) and Tillman Olson. Dave graduated from Preston-Fountain High School in 1965. Dave entered the Army and then served in the Army Reserves until honorably discharged. Dave was married to Dale Johnson in 1968, and they later divorced. In 1980, Dave married Glenda (Rustad) Olson. Dave and his brother Donnie were self-employed and owned Olson Trucking.

Dave’s loves were spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren, driving semi, cooking, watching Minnesota sports teams, fishing, and going to auctions and the casino. Dave was known for his big heart, and always looking out for everyone else before himself. His kind spirit and warm smile will be deeply missed.

Dave is survived by his wife Glenda, three daughters and one son; Christine (Dan) Shaw of Adams, Delicia Olson (Ryan Kite) of Preston, Matthew (Lindsey) Olson of Chatfield, and Angela Olson of Spring Valley; four grandchildren, Paul Apenhorst, Thomas Shaw, Erik Shaw, and Emily Olson; one brother, Donnie Olson (Bonnie Blaser) of Spring Valley.

Dave was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Sharon, and one daughter, Bethany.

A memorial remembrance for Dave willheld at Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley from 4:00 to 5:30 on August 9th, with a memorial service at 5:30. A luncheon at the Spring Valley VFW will follow.

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