October 24, 1927 ~ October 14, 2013
Gerald Olson, age 85, passed away Monday, October 14, 2013 at the Hillsboro Medical Center.
Gerald Olson was born in Remer, Minnesota on October 24, 1927, the son of Swan and Selma Olson. He grew up and attended school in Remer, Minnesota. Gerald proudly served his country in the United States Navy during WWII and the Korean War.
Gerald married Margaret “Peggy” Bushaw at Remer, Minnesota on October 27, 1948. They moved to Grand Forks in 1949 where he worked for Amour & Company. In 1958 they moved to Langdon, North Dakota and later to Petersburg where he worked for the ND Highway Department. He was transferred to Hillsboro in September of 1962 where he continued working for the ND Highway Department and the Traill County Highway Department until his retirement in November 1989. He was a life member of VFW Post 4172. He held several posts within the District and National VFW offices. He was also a member of the American Legion in Remer, Minnesota.
Gerald is survived by wife, Margaret “Peggy” Olson; his son, Michael (Nancy) Olson all Hillsboro; his grandchildren, Charles “Chip” (Angie) Olson of Battle Lake, MN, and Crystal (Tom) Ellis of White Settlement TX; and his four great-grandchildren. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his sisters - Doris, Florence, and Evelyn.