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Dennis A. Olson

July 13, 1940 — May 24, 2022

Dennis A. Olson

Dennis A. Olson, age 81, of Mankato passed away suddenly Tuesday, May 24 surrounded by his family. 

Dennis was born July 13, 1940 in Fergus Falls, MN to Arnold (Pete) and Hulda Olson.  Dennis grew up on a farm outside of Ashby, MN and graduated from Ashby High School.  He took business classes in North Dakota after graduation.  Dennis moved to St. Paul and began his successful 37 year long career at Harvest States.  His career brought him to Sioux Falls, SD for 17 years where he raised his family with love and encouragement, golfed endlessly at Westward Ho Country Club, and was a treasured friend to many.  He moved back to Mankato, MN where he retired in 1995 and spent his time tending his beautiful yard, golfing at Mankato Golf Club, riding his red 1942 Farmall A tractor at his farm, passionately following his grandchildren’s sports, volunteering at Mayo Hospice, and attending St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.  His world was driven by his love of his family, and he championed all they did.  He will forever be loved and cherished. 

Dennis is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Karen Olson; his dear daughters, Susan (John) Bauer and Nancy (Robert) Gale; his cherished grandchildren, Robby Gale, Christopher Gale, and Jack Bauer; and his close sister, Lorraine (Michael) Marberger.  He was preceded in death by his loving parents, Arnold (Pete) Olson and Hulda Olson and his nephew, Scott Vingers.

On Tuesday, June 28 a visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00 a.m. with a Mass at 11:00 a.m. and luncheon to follow.  All will be held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 632 South Broad Street, Mankato, MN.  A private family burial will be held at a later date.  Northview-North Mankato Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memorials are preferred to be sent to Mayo Clinic Health System Hospice Program and Vine Faith in Action. 

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Visitation

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

632 S Broad St, Mankato, MN 56001

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Memorial Service

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

632 S Broad St, Mankato, MN 56001

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