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Dr. Ronald Olin

March 17, 1935 - November 09, 2018

Graveside Service

November 11, 2018
- 11:00 AM

Fargo Hebrew Congregation Cemetery


Boulger Funeral Home

Dr. Ronald Olin

March 17, 1935 - November 09, 2018


Dr. Ronald Olin, 83, Fargo, ND passed away on Friday, November 9, 2018 at Elim Care Center, Fargo. He was born on March 17, 1935 to William “Bill” and Edith (Greenberg) Olin at Winnipeg, Canada. Ronald grew up in north Winnipeg during the Great Depression.

He graduated from St. Johns High School in 1952 with the Governor General’s Medal for general proficiency. He graduated from the University of Manitoba School of Medicine in 1959 with M.D. and B.S.C. (Med.) degrees. He then interned at Winnipeg General Hospital (Health Sciences Center) from 1959-1960. Ronald entered the Mayo Foundation, Rochester, MN in 1960 as a fellow in Internal Medicine until 1964. He then joined the Fargo Clinic from 1964 until his retirement in 1988. He worked in the Internal Medicine and Immediate Care departments. He was slowed by illness.

Ronald enjoyed medical writing and published 39 articles. He liked traveling to Winnipeg, walking and biking. One of his hobbies was collecting and writing about old postcards. His collections were donated to the Institute for Regional Studies at NDSU, Concordia College archives, the Clay County Historical Society, the Northwestern Historical Society and to the Plains Art Museum.

He is survived by his brother, Philip (Doris) Olin; and niece, Dr. Rebecca (Dr. Collin Blakely) Olin.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials preferred to the Mayo Clinic for any research purposes.


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5 responses to “Dr. Ronald Olin”

  1. Bob Kinkade says:

    Ron and I shared a similar interest in post card collection, which made for some good conversations. He, however, always had the best cards, and was always willing to share his knowledge about them. Rest In peace, Ron.

  2. Nancy says:

    Rest in Peace Dr. Ron. Thank you for always asking about my mother’s health while she was as Elim. I’m glad I got to know.

  3. Lori Sande Soukup says:

    My parents and my sister and I got to know Dr Olin in the 90’s when they lived in the same apartment complex. He was a kind, gentle man who recognized the symptoms of insulin shock when co-workers brought my dad home from work one day. My dad remembers them enjoying watching the women’s Gopher Basketball team, especially cheering on player Lindsay Whalen.

    We’re sorry for your loss.

    The Sande family

  4. Gini Duval says:

    Ron was a quiet presence in the medical community. I attended medical functions with my spouse, David Duval, St. Luke’s and MeritCare. Ron was my go-to- movie critic; he always knew the best films.
    Dave thought a lot of Ron. Blessings on your grief-work.

  5. Greg Glur says:

    Ron and I were friends for many years. We had many great conversations over many cups of coffee. I considered him a great friend, and I will miss him very much.

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