Jason Douglas Olson, 26, Leonard, ND, died Saturday, May 14, 2005, at Shell Lake, rural Becker County, MN.
Jason was born to Rodger and Kathy Olson on June 11, 1978, in Fargo, ND. He grew up and attended school in Leonard until the ninth grade when Leonard School District consolidated with the Kindred School District, Kindred, ND. Jason graduated from Kindred High School in 1997. During high school, he played football and participated in track and was the Homecoming King for Kindred High School in 1996. After graduation he worked in Vail, CO at a ski resort from 1997-1998. The fall of 1998 he attended Wahpeton State School of Science, Wahpeton, ND. The fall of 1999 Jason enrolled at Northland Community and Technical College, Thief River Falls, MN. Jason met his fianc? Shelli Eriksen at Northland. Jason graduated in 2002, with Honors, receiving a degree in Architectural Technology and 3-D Animation and was on the President?s List. While attending Northland, Jason played two years of football including one year playing with his brother Bryce and the third year at Northland he was an assistant football coach. After graduating from Northland, Jason worked on the family farm in Leonard and helped manage the Leonard Sandhills Golf Course, Leonard, ND. In January 2003, he began working for Neustel Law Offices of Fargo.
Jason loved spending time with his fianc? Shelli, family and many friends. Some of his favorite hobbies included: snowboarding, wakeboarding, fishing, softball, playing golf and collecting guns.
Jason was a special person to all who met him. He helped all of us with a smile and a willing attitude. He has made us better people by knowing and loving him. If it is possible to make a perfect place like heaven better, it has happened with Jason?s arrival. Jason was a precious gift from God to us all.
Jason is survived by his parents, Rodger and Kathy (Goff) Olson, Leonard, ND; his brothers, Kyle, Kindred, ND, Bryce and Aaron, sisters, Kristin and Kathryn, all of Leonard, ND; his grandmother, Norma Olson, Leonard, ND; fianc?, Shelli Eriksen, Fargo, ND; uncle and aunt, Paul (Deb) Olson, cousins Emily (fianc? Brian) and Michael Olson, Kindred, ND; aunt and uncle, Barb (Dave) Beliveau, cousins Leah, Renee, Michelle, Nicole Beliveau, all of Hitterdahl, MN; uncle, Edward Goff, Dilworth, MN; aunt and uncle, Lynn (Tim) Mutchler, Northwood, ND, cousins Jennifer (Michael) Anderson, Colton and Jackson Anderson, all of Hillsboro, ND, Amy Mutchler, Fargo, Jim Mutchler, Tracy Mutchler, Timothy Mutchler, all of Northwood, ND, Alison Mutchler, Fargo, ND; aunt and uncle, Jackie (Dell) Arneson, Fargo, cousins Cale, Levi, Austin, & Casey Arneson, all of Fargo, ND; aunt and uncle, Sally (Don) Schempp, cousins Chris and Nicole Schempp, Grand Forks, ND; and uncle and aunt, Rich (Deb) Goff, Texas.
Jason is preceded in death by his grandfather Lyle Olson, grandmother Camillas Goff (Stimmel) and grandfather Edward Goff.
The funeral for Jason will be Thursday, May 19, 2005, at the St. Maurices Catholic Church, Kindred, ND, at11:00 am with burial following at the Leonard Cemetery, rural Leonard, ND. Lunch will be served following burial at the Leonard Lutheran Church, Leonard, ND. There will be a prayer service, Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at the Leonard Lutheran Church, Leonard, ND at 7:00 pm and visitation will be at the Leonard Church on Wednesday from 4:00-7:00 pm and at St. Maurices on Thursday one hour prior to the service.
Arrangements are being handled by Fredrikson Funeral Chapel, Kindred, ND. On line guestbook at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com