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Friday January 14th, 2022
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Immanuel Lutheran Church
Saturday January 15th, 2022

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Parkers Prairie Cemetery
Saturday January 15th, 2022

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Roy D. Olson

Roy Delbert Olson, age 90, a life-long resident of Parkers Prairie, went home to be with his Lord on Monday, January 10, 2022.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 15, 2022, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Parkers Prairie with Rev. Kirk Lee and Rev. Mark Schwarz officiating. Music is provided by organist, Maureen Diedrich. Roy’s service will be livestreamed on his obituary page on the funeral home’s website. Full military honors are accorded by the Minnesota Honor Guard and the Parkers Prairie American Legion Post #219. Burial will take place in the Parkers Prairie Cemetery.

A visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m., Friday, January 14, at Lind Funeral Home in Parkers Prairie and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.

Roy Olson, son of Adolph and Hilma (Swanson) Olson of Parkers Prairie, was born on January 30, 1931. He was baptized and confirmed at First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Parkers Prairie. After graduating from Parkers Prairie High School in 1948, Roy continued working on the family farm near Almora until 1953 when he enlisted in the Army. Following completion of his military service, Roy returned to Parkers Prairie. He was united in marriage to Rosie M. Meyer of Henning on March 30, 1958, at St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Henning. They were the parents of five children.

Roy was a true American patriot with an immense love for God, his country, his wife and his family. He was a life-long farmer and interested in all aspects of farming, from raising turkeys to irrigation and grain crops. He farmed with his sons in Elmo Township as Roy Olson Partnership. He was on the West Central Turkey Board, the First Lutheran Church Board, a member of American Legion Post #219 and Farm Bureau.

He was preceded in death by Rosie, his wife of 55 years, his parents, and brother LaVerne.

Roy is survived by his five children, Dawn (Brian) Hanson of Redmond, Oregon, Faith (James) DeViney of St. George, Utah, Carol (Richard) Lorenz of Billings, Montana, Glen (Dawn) Olson of Parkers Prairie, and Craig (Kristi) Olson of Parkers Prairie; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Lorene Rector, Irm Perkins, and Beverly Olson; two brothers-in-law, Al (Mary Jane) and Del (Jan) Meyer; numerous nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.

Pallbearers are Kevin Meyer, Wayne Perkins, Aaron Meyer, Kyle Olson, Susan Kowalke, and Cole Lorenz.

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Thanks for posting the service online. I wish I could have been there with family to share hugs and stories. Blessings to each of you. You are in my prayers.

Ruth Schmeckpeper Jan 17 2022 5:20 PM

A truly special and unique individual, he will be missed. May the peace, comfort, and love of Jesus be with us all in this time of mourning.

Gene Moske Jan 15 2022 1:00 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Roy Olson

Dave & Jill Lahman Jan 15 2022 11:15 AM

We first met Roy over 25 years ago. He was always proud of his family and interested in talking about his farming and turkey operation. His conversations and humor will be missed.

Roger & Joan Refling Jan 15 2022 8:54 AM

My husband and I met Roy at Leaf Valley while we were eating supper one evening over 3 years ago. We had a very nice visit with him. We were at Parkers Prairie to visit my uncle, Merrill Johansen who was living at St. Williams Care Center at that time.
We are very sorry for your loss.
Paul and Jane Preston

Jane Preston Jan 12 2022 10:33 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Roy Olson

Dale and Marlys Weber Jan 12 2022 7:58 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Roy Olson

Sheila Heiser Jan 12 2022 5:42 PM

Andy and I would love it when we were up at our farm and Roy would stop in and we would have Coffee and whatever goodies available at the time. I loved listening to his stories along with Andy's stories. So Many Good Memories!

Jeanette Ulsby Jan 12 2022 4:55 PM

So sorry to hear of Roy's passing. Growing up in the farming community and going to the same church and school as his children. Many fond memories. And Rosie was my 5th grade teacher. Faith and I went on double dates. May you have your memories to bring you comfort. Blessed be his memory.

Mary Hemquist Wendt Jan 12 2022 2:08 PM

Condolences on your loss. Roy was a good guy and I really enjoyed when he rode in the combine with me discussing many topics!

Dave & Nancy Bunde Jan 12 2022 1:17 PM

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