On Friday, August 27, 2021, Ronald Martin Olson, loving husband and father passed away at the age of 79.
Ron was born on February 23, 1942 in Shell Lake, Wisconsin to Andrew and Kathryn Olson. On October 6, 1962 he married Lynda (Lipp) Olson. They would have celebrated their 59th anniversary in October.
Ron attended Wahpeton State School of Science in the graphic industries department and started working at Knight Printing Company. After 42 years and six months of hard, honest work, and a passion for his job he retired in 2001. Ron was blessed with a multitude of achievements in his lifetime. One of his accomplishments was his humble beginning as a printer’s devil and working his way up to becoming president of Knight Printing. His contributions to state and local affairs included being president of the North Dakota printers association as well as serving on numerous boards of local businesses and participating in several community projects. Ron was also honored with the Silver Metal award from the FM Advertising Federation for his years of advertising contributions to the area.
Ron connected with everyone he met. He spent winters in Arizona and summers at the lake in Minnesota. Going out on the boat and visiting with friends at the lake was a favorite past time. He always had a Bud Light for anyone who stopped by. Ron loved being outside doing yardwork and projects like building decks or helping neighbors. Always a gentleman, Ron would hold open doors and make sure everyone was comfortable and had what they needed. Ron was quick with a hug and loved his family with his whole heart.
Ron was preceded in death by his father, Andrew, and his mother, Kathryn. He is survived by his wife Lynda of Gilbert, Arizona, his son Ryan Olson of Minneapolis, his daughter Julienne Olson, of Fargo, his brother Myron (Carol) Olson of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, his sister Marlene Koenig of West Fargo, and his nephew Shane Koenig.
A celebration of Ron’s life will take place at Boulger Funeral Home at 123 10th St. S in Fargo on Sunday, September 12, 2021 from 1:00-3:00pm. In lieu of flowers the family would like to suggest a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Ron will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends.