Private Graveside at Willow River Cemetery on September 20, 2017
Harold R. Olson passed away September 17, 2017 at Red Cedar Canyon in Hudson at the age of 89.
Harold was born in Hudson on November 27, 1927. He graduated from Hudson High School and served in the U.S. Navy.
Harold married Mary Lou Allison on September 15, 1950 and remained married for 64 years until she passed in 2015.
Harold worked for the Great Northern Railroad in St. Paul for many years and then retired from the Hudson Water Department in 1990.
Retirement allowed him to enjoy playing golf, growing his summer tomatoes, watching all the birds rest at his birdfeeder, and taking trips to Duluth to see the fall tree colors. He read the daily newspapers and enjoyed completing their crossword puzzles. He was an avid TV watcher of all the football, basketball and golf channels.
Harold is survived by his son, Greg (Laure) Olson of Rogers, MN; daughter Linda Olson of Plano, TX; grandchildren, Jonathan (Nikki) Olson of Prior Lake, MN, Sarah (Cory) Ellingson of Champlin, MN; and great-granddaughters Olivia and Izabella.
Harold was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou; his parents, Albert and Grace Olson; brother, George and sister-in-law Esther “Kitty” Olson of Glendale, AZ.
Family service and burial will be held September 20, 2017 at Willow River Cemetery in Hudson. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Red Cedar Canyon and St. Croix Hospice for their loving care and comfort. Funeral services have been entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson, WI. (715) 386-3725. www.oconnellfuneralhomes.com