Mike Olson, age 73 of Murdock, Minnesota, passed away Friday, August 7, 2020, at the Gabriel House Assisted Living in Murdock, MN.

Private family services for Michael “Mike” Olson will be held at a later date.

Michael Lee Olson, son of Gerhardt and Betty (Doane) Olson, was born May 5, 1947, in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, where he grew up and began his schooling. Mikes’ family moved to St. Paul, where he graduated from Mechanic Arts High School in 1966.  Following his schooling, he began working in St. Paul and later moved to Ortonville, MN, where he worked at the Ortonville Independent and Sonny’s Print Shop.  In 1996, Mike moved to Appleton, MN, where he worked as a truck driver.  In 2017, He moved to the Gabriel House Assisted Living in Murdock, MN, where he continued to live until the time of his death.

Mike was an avid fisherman, fishing in many tournaments.  He enjoyed attending and working at the Madison Speedway in Madison, MN, and loved the Minnesota Vikings and watching the Golden Girls.

He is survived by five children: Michele (Reed) Stein of Chokio, MN, Corrina Rhoades of Fargo, ND, Jason Rhoades, Lisa Beaupre of Sanbornville, NH, and Michael Swanson of St. Paul,MN; one sister: Nancy (Michael) Morris of St. Paul, MN; four nieces and nephews: Adam, Kirsten, Steve, and Abigayil.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother: Jeff Olson; and nephew: Jeffrey Olson.

Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in charge of the arrangements.

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