Darrel D. Olson, 86, of Mondovi, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on July 25, 1931, in Colfax, son of Eddie and Hazel (Hanson) Olson. Darrel graduated from Colfax High School in 1949. He married his high school sweetheart, Alice Clark on Oct. 20, 1951, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Bloomer. To this union, four children were born.
Darrel served honorably during the Korean War in the 503rd Army Airborne Division as a paratrooper. He and Alice moved to Mondovi in 1956, where they have resided since. Darrel managed the Mondovi Branch of Huntsinger Farms for 25 years. In 1980, Darrel purchased a farm with his three sons. Darrel also owned Olson’s Trenching and Drainage. He took pride in the produce that Olson’s Farms grew and many will remember the produce stand.
Darrel enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and traveling to many different places. Darrel was an avid sports fan; he enjoyed watching all sporting events, national, college or high school level, whether in person or on TV. Darrel loved being around people and especially loved his family and spending time with them.
Darrel will be sadly missed by his wife of 65 years, Alice of Mondovi; children, Douglas (Karon), Bruce (Lori), David (Marilyn) and Nancy (Brad) Bauer all of Mondovi; grandchildren, Amanda (Nathan) Weiss, Bridgette (Kyle) Brantner, Christina Olson, Alisha (Grant) Lewis, Travis Olson, Brett Bauer, Gretta (Luis) Reppert; great-grandchild, Beckett Brantner, and one on the way; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Reuben Olson; sister-in-law, Donna Olson.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. at Central Lutheran Church, Mondovi, on Wednesday, Aug. 9, with Pastor Rolf Morck officiating. Burial followed in Riverside Lutheran Cemetery.
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