William Jean OlsonWilliam Jean Olson, 70, long-time resident of Mendota Heights, passed away July 8, 2013.
William Jean Olson, 70, long-time resident of Mendota Heights, passed away July 8, 2013.
Born in Chisholm, Minn., to wonderful parents, Bill and Edna (Martin) Olson who dedicated themselves to their children.
His uncle Jean Martin taught him to swim, hunt and enjoy the soul of nature. Chisholm was filled with wonderful people who helped and taught him in his growth period. Bill graduated from Chisholm High School where he was a Merit Scholar, an Eagle Scout and achieved many other academic awards. He graduated from the U of M with a B.S. in Chemistry and Microbiology. He later earned his MPH in Environmental Health from the U of M and a Law degree from Hamline University. Bill worked as a research chemist at EcoLab for eight years and then as an attorney for the St. Paul Companies (Travelers) and Northland Insurance. His largest accomplishment however was his family, especially his daughter and his grandson. He was also very proud of having asked Alicia to marry him on their first date.
Bill is survived by Alicia, his wife of 43 years; daughter Evey (Kevin) Wellman; grandson, Cody William Wellman; brother, Robert (Sue) Olson of White Bear Lake; sisters, Renee Olson of Chisholm and Melanie (Paul) Sterns of Hibbing; nephews, Robert and Michael Sterns of Hibbing; and many other relatives and friends.
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 12, in the Church of St. Peter, 1405 Sibley Mem'l Hwy., Mendota. Visitation 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 11, in J.S. KLECATSKY & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 1580 Century Pt. (Yankee Doodle @ Coachman), Eagan and also 1½ hours prior to the Mass in the church on Friday. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Mendota Heights. Bill will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. Memorials preferred to the Mayo Clinic Melanoma Research Fund; 200 S.W. 1st St.; Dept. of Development; Rochester, MN 55905.
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J.S. KLECATSKY & SONS www.klecatskys.com 651-454-9488
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