Donald Einar Olgeirson

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Donald passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2022, at his daughter’s home in Fargo, surrounded by his loving family, and under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley, after a brief illness. Donald Einar (Omar) Olgeirson was born on April 16, 1952, the son of Einar and Elaine (Berg) Olgeirson, in Fargo, ND. He grew up in Fargo where he received his education, attended Fargo South High School. Donald proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, where he was stationed in Germany. Don was united in marriage to Sandy Trautman in 1971, and two sons were born to that union – Paul and Michael. Following his discharge, he returned to North Dakota where he began his career in Trucking. Donald was united in marriage to Carol Kurtz on October 15, 1981, and two children were born to this union, Beth, and Derek. Together they made their home in West Fargo where they have lived at the time of his passing. Donald worked for many years in the Fargo area as a truck driver, most of the time for Dakota Brick and Hebron Brick. Don worked 40 plus years assisting Dave Kragnes with the beet harvest, he also worked at the Fargo Summer and Winter Blues Fests for 20 plus years. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved spending time hunting and fishing. Also had a knack for fixing up old cars and had many different vehicles throughout his years. Donald is survived by his loving wife, Carol of West Fargo; his four children – Paul Olgeirson of West Fargo; Michael (Joanne Baldwin) Olgeirson of Aurora, CO; Beth Olgeirson of Fargo; and Derek (Sara Ervin) Olgeirson of West Fargo; his grandchildren – Eric Capps, Haley Olgeirson, Jordann Kasowski, and Blake Anderson-Olgeirson; and one very special great-grandchild, Hadley. Also surviving are his two brothers – David (Adele) Olgeirson of Manhattan, KS; and James “Jim” (Dawn) Olgeirson of Dilworth, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughters-in-law, Amanda Olgeirson and Becky Coste; his son-in-law, Bryan Anderson; and his ex-wife, Sandy (Trautman) Olgeirson. The family would like to thank everyone from Hospice of the Red River Valley for the loving and compassionate care given to Don, and to the entire staff at Roger Maris Cancer Center in Fargo. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10 AM Thursday, April 28, 2022, at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center in Fargo – with a gathering one-hour prior. Everyone is welcome to attend this service – for those unable, the service will be live streamed on the funeral home website. Burial will take place at the Fargo National Cemetery, near Harwood, ND, at 1 PM Thursday, April 28, 2022, with full military honors. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center in Fargo. To sign the online guest book, please visit our website at

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  1. You are never far from my thoughts and even more so now and these last months ! You are one of the strongest women I’ve ever known . May God wrap his arms around you and your family at this time . I love you! Suzi

  2. Carol,
    So sad to see your husband passed away.
    Words are never enough it seems at a time like this.

  3. I’m so sorry to hear about Omar’s passing. My deepest condolences to Omar’s family and friends. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. I always enjoyed seeing Omar at the Amvets Club when he stopped in. RIP Omar.

  4. Please accept out sympathy for the passing of Don. We are relieved that he is no longer in pain.

  5. My sincere sympathy to you and your family, Carol. You’re an amazingly strong woman. I’ll be thinking of you Thursday. Hang in there!

  6. Carol……..He’s only gone on ahead of you, not just left you behind.Although you can’t be with him right now,he lives on in your heart and mind..The day will come when you’ll meet again,on Heavens distant shore,and the two of you will walk hand in hand together forever more…….You’re in my prayers…..p

  7. Carol I’m sending you prayers and strength to get through this week. Your in my thoughts.

  8. 44 years we were friends. Met Don on his motorcycle in the parking lot at Nodak. I told him I liked his trailer. That’s all it took to start a long conversation with Don. He helped me with beet harvest many of those 44 years and I enjoyed his company.

  9. Sorry for your loss Carol. We are thinking of you and Beth.

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