10-11:00 A.M. Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
11:00 A.M. Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo.
Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
Robert G. Olson, 85, Fargo passed away from natural causes Friday, September 28, 2012.
Robert was born January 22, 1927 in Carrington, North Dakota to Carlot “Melvin” and Henrietta (Pfeiffer) Olson. Robert attended Roosevelt High School before being drafted into the United States Army on March 20th, 1945. Robert‘s occupational specialty was Cook 060 where he supervised and directed five civilians and five enlisted men. While overseas Robert earned the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, Victory Medal, and Army of Occupation Medal (Japan). Robert was honorably discharged on November 28th, 1946. Upon returning Robert was united in marriage to Naomi L. Olson on May 17th, 1949; at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fargo, ND. Robert and Naomi were happily married for 63 years and blessed with 4 children. In 1951, Robert went to work for the Fargo Police Department where he served as a Sergeant in the Crime Prevention Bureau for 35 years. Robert was known as “Bicycle Bob” as he was instrumental in forming the bicycle safety program which educated local youth. His passion was teaching children how to stay alive. Robert retired in 1986.
In his retirement Robert enjoyed many hobbies such as: gardening, woodcarving, working outdoors, coaching baseball, and spending time with his grandchildren. His favorite times were spent at the lake building the family cabin, fishing, and helping his neighbors. Robert never forgot his service to his country and continued to show his commitment and dedication by being a lifelong member of the Fargo Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Robert survived by his loving wife; Naomi Olson, Bethany Homes, Fargo; and children; Steven (Tanya Chalimonczyk) Olson, Wellington, CO; Theresa Hoglund, Fargo, ND; Julie (Michael) Argall, Fargo, ND; Jeffrey (Cathy Gust) Olson, Page, ND; and 8 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings; Allan Dale Olson (brother), William L. Olson (brother), and Ardyth A. Rasmussen (sister).