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Robert G. Olson

January 22, 1927 - September 28, 2012

Gathering:

10-11:00 A.M. Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

11:00 A.M. Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Burial:

Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo.

Arrangements:

Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Robert G. Olson

January 22, 1927 - September 28, 2012

Obituary

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).

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  1. Alan and Sharon Olson says:

    Westminster CaliforniaSorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was like a second father to us. Remember building the lake cottage and him teaching me how to drive on the way to the lakes.
    Even though we live far away are visited
    to Fargo always included visits with Bob and Naomi. Will miss him!!!

  2. Jim McLeod says:

    Fargo ND
    Although those reading this will not know who I am, I would still like to offer my condolences to Bob’s family. I lived on 16th Avenue behind Bob’s house in the late 80’s and early 90’s and always enjoyed visiting with him. I’ll never forget how he just showed up and helped me build the fence I needed in my yard to keep my small children from getting out to 25th street. He also had a way of showing up with his snowblower at times when I was working late and didn’t get out to shovel. Bob was a great neighbor and I will always have fond memories of him. May God Bless his family.

    Jim McLeod

  3. Susan Schrader says:

    Steve, I’m so sorry your Dad died. He was such an entertaining and kind raconteur on our long car rides to and from UND. There will be an overwhelming hollow feeling in your heart for a while, but slowly the memories will evolve from painful to good, funny and even joyful. My condolences to your whole family.

  4. curtis hektner says:

    fargo ndsorry to hear about Robert’s passing..
    Please know that many caring thoughts
    are with you..

    curt hektner

  5. Family of Dominic Pardino says:

    Moorhead MN
    .Sorry to hear of Bobs passing. He was a great Pizan(friend) and help to our
    Dad when he was alive and living at Bethany. He quickly became a friend to our whole family. His love and devotion to Naomi was a beautiful thing to see. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

  6. Ed and Carole Stalheim says:

    Fargo North Dakota
    We enjoyed hearing from Bob every year on our wedding anniversary which was the same day as his birthday. He would call with his congratulations and visit for several minutes.

    We will miss Bob. May he rest in peace.

  7. Buzz & Carol Argall says:

    Lake Park MN
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Julie. You dad is at peace with our Lord and Savior. God Bless you all.

  8. Karen Flowerday says:

    Milford MII am so sorry to hear about my Uncle Bob’s passing. He was also my Godfather. I have wonderful memories of visiting my Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and cousins once a year, as I lived in another state. That trip was the highlight of the entire year for me. One of my fondest memories is staying at my Uncle Bob and Aunt Naomi’s cottage and having Uncle Bob let me drive the boat! I was terrified and he kept telling to go faster. I also loved going down the “tickle road”. He may be gone but he will never be forgotten. Love to all my cousins and Aunts and Uncles during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    All my love, Karen FLowerday (Doran)

  9. Peggy & Dave Monsebroten says:

    Fargo ND
    So sorry Julie and to all the Olson family on hearing this news … We still have the “walleye: plaque he made that I got from him hanging in our sunroom. Praying you find your strength and peace in Christ as you celebrate your father’s life and memories you have. God Bless ..

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