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Wayne Olson

April 12, 1929 - November 03, 2018

Prayer Service - Thursday

November 08, 2018
- 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Visitation - Thursday

November 08, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Funeral Service - Friday

November 09, 2018
- 10:00 AM

Hope Lutheran Church, North Campus

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Boulger Funeral Home

Wayne Olson

April 12, 1929 - November 03, 2018

Obituary

Oscar “Wayne” Olson, 89, Fargo passed away Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Elim Care Center, Fargo.

Wayne was born April 12, 1929 in Leonard, North Dakota to Oscar and Ida (Sautebin) Olson. He graduated from Leonard High School in 1947. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force serving during the Korean Conflict from 1951-1953 as an MP in Georgia. He served as Police Officer in Fargo starting in 1957 until his retirement in 1987. Wayne had several roles throughout his career with the Police Force, but he was primarily known for his work as a beat officer in downtown Fargo.

He married Delores Score on April 26, 1958 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Colfax. They made their home in North Fargo. Delores passed away in 2015.

He was an active member of the Leonard American Legion and he was a founding member of Hope Lutheran Church North Campus. He received several humanitarian awards throughout his life for his dedication to those in need throughout the community.

Wayne is survived by his son, Brad (Carol) Olson, Colorado Springs, CO; grandchildren, Josh (Rylie) Olson, Colorado Springs, CO, Maari Olson, Colorado Springs, CO, brother-in-law, Gary (Jean) Score, Colfax, ND and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Delores, 3 brothers, Ken, Lyle and Gene Olson, nephew, Jason Olson, father and mother-in-law, Eddie and Hazel Score and brother-in-law, Rodney Score.

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20 responses to “Wayne Olson”

  1. ELISE OLSON says:

    Wayne was a one of a kind – I know Wayne is playing Rook in Heaven with Dad.

  2. Fred & Judy Walder says:

    Wayne was a wonderful friend and will certainly be missed. Condolences to the family.

  3. Jeff Kolrud says:

    Wayne was as kind as a person could be always had a smile on his face always seemed to be in a good mood.Wayne always had time for conversation with everybody he was without a doubt a one of a kind. He was one of The best police officers Fargo has ever known .I think Wayne left a positive impression on everyone he met.Rest in peace Wayne you will surely be missed!

  4. Shawn Score says:

    Wayne was an amazing Uncle first, but had a positive impact on thousands of people he met and served as a police officer in Fargo for so many years. He was so humble and caring, most people will never know how many people he reached into his own heart and pockets, and gave them a hot meal, a place to stay and a warm, smiling face who just cared…even if just for a few minutes of knowing him, you knew you had met someone god put on this earth to make a difference and he did just that without judgement, complaint or even a second thought.
    There may not be a better person to have ever walked the streets of Fargo with the job to keep it safe, but along the way became an ambassador and socially responsible person in so many ways.
    The impact on the lives he has can’t be counted in numbers, instead it can be counted in those who, even if just for a few minutes, made their lives better just by meeting him!
    He is loved, missed and will take his rightful place amongst our makers best in class humans that ever lived!

  5. Kelsey Dahl says:

    Wayne truly was one of a kind. His contagious smile and laugh will forever be remembered.

  6. Ann Brown says:

    When our children were very young, they thought dear Wayne was another one of our Fargo relatives, due to his great big smile and loving hugs whenever we’d see him. Although Wayne, my younger sister’s father-in-law, was technically not related, he always made us feel loved and like we were. We will always remember his never ending smile, great big bear hugs, bragging proudly about his beloved son, Brad, daughter-in-law Carol, and grandchildren Josh and Maari, and his kindhearted ways! We never saw Wayne frown, or say a mean word about anyone. Even when his health and hearing were failing, he still kept his cheerful, loving manner. We loved Wayne and will miss this one-of-a-kind man! May God bless and comfort his only son, Brad, wife Carol, granddaughter, Maari, grandson Josh and his wife, Rylie. What a loving legacy this man left his family and everyone that was blessed to know him! We will miss you, dear Wayne!
    Steve, Ann, Eric, Jeff, and Amy Brown

  7. Connie Gunderson says:

    I was so blessed to know Wayne and Delores. Wayne had such a wonderful attitude and was always smiling and happy to see you. He touched so many lives during his time as a police officer and well beyond. Wayne will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

  8. Joan Hendrickson says:

    Sincere sympathy to the family and many friends. Wayne was always a delight to visit with!!

  9. Darlajean (Rodunce) Harlow says:

    Wayne and Delores were wonderful neighbors to my dad on Ninth St. N. Wayne had a great sense of humor; sometimes it showed in unexpected ways (a story for another time). Then there was the rainy night (early morning) he came home from work and even though Lady was quite insistent they go for a walk he refused; only to find out that two or three garages had been burgled in the alley – he said he would never doubt her again. He always smiled and laughed. I know my daughters both have great memories of him; they always spoke with him at McDonalds and got and gave hugs. And his “boys” on NP Avenue all loved him and would protect him as he protected them; he always made sure to have donuts for them – he took care of them as many others of us would not have done. Wayne was an angel among us lowly humans — the world has lost and Heaven has gained.

  10. Pam Loe Hahn Larson says:

    Dear Brad and family….both your Mom and Dad were so friendly to our family…knew them from Hope Lutheran and through my late husband, Dale Hahn of Leonard. They had coffee and lunches with my folks (Lloyd and Arline Loe from Hope Luth.) many times and the fun visits when Wayne would pull up the squad car at our house looking for coffee. Many fond memories we have of them…what lovely people.

  11. Lori Olson Soderholm says:

    Brad, Carol and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Brad, I can still picture all of us out at the farm – our parents gathered around the table playing Rook, and you, me and Barb running around everywhere. Do you remember Tuffy? If I listen carefully, I can still hear your mom saying – Oh Wayne! Your dads guiding hand on your shoulder will remain forever.
    Sending you comfort and love,
    Lori

  12. Gloria Olson says:

    💓FOR THOSE WE LOVE DON’T GO AWAY HE’LL WALK BESIDE YOU EVERYDAY-UNSEEN,UNHEARD BUT ALWAYS NEAR STILL LOVED,STILL MISSED AND FOREVER DEAR😘 WE REMEMBER WHEN UNCLE WAYNE WAS DERECTING TRAFFIC IN FARGO, IN THE CENTER OF THE STREET HE NOTICED OR 67 FIREBIRD AND HE STOPPED ALL TRAFFIC JUST TO COME AND SAY HELLO I INTRODUCED HIM TO MY SISTER,SHE WAS BESIDE HERSELF SHE SAID IS HE GOING TO GET IN TROUBLE I SAID NO HE OWNS THE STREET AND WE WENT TO MC.DONALDS!!!!! WE’LL’ MISS YOU UNCLE WAYNE THANK YOU FOR HAVING SUCH A KIND WONDERFUL HEART 😘JOHN DEERE WILL MISS YOU TOO 😀 MAY THE LORD BRAD,CAROL,JOSH MAARI GIVE YOU” PEACE,REASSURANCE AND HEALING AMEN💗

  13. Larry Miller says:

    Wayne was a kind and a thoughtful man. He will be missed and be remembered for his humor and for his considerate treatment for all. Peace be with you Brad and Carol.

  14. Stephen & Jackie (Green) Anderson says:

    We owned two small restaurants in north Fargo many years ago and Wayne had his coffee cup at both! He’d come in on-duty and off-duty making the rounds drinking one cup then moving on. More recently my husband would grill him brats outside his shop while he was tending to car sales. You couldn’t find a more positive, upbeat, caring man than Wayne. The smile and laugh that’ll never be forgotten. Our condolences on the loss of such a great man.

  15. Cindy Dietrich says:

    Wayne was an amazing person. He was good hearted almost to a fault but he never would have believed that. Everyone was his friend and I don’t think that he ever met a stranger. He and Delores often came to our family get togethers throughout the years with his smile that would light up the room and pull you into his many stories. He will be greatly missed by so many but never forgotten. My heart and prayers go out to all of his family.

  16. Nikki Olson says:

    Can you imagine the Rook games that are being played in heaven? Can you imagine the the bidding and the hands and all the 270 point rounds they are having? All the veteran players are there with Wayne. Can you hear the laughter and the jokes being told? It has to be amazing! Wayne would laugh and show everyone when he had the rook with a huge almost apologetic grin.

    Wayne would hug you so hard you thought he might crack you. And you know what? I hug the same way most of the time. That’s a fine gift to have. Thanks Wayne!

    Can you imagine how patiently Delores waited for Wayne? Wayne and Delores have always been my favorite people in the whole wide world. Always happy and rejoicing in every day life. Always welcoming and non judgmental. There are so many Wayne and Delores stories and all of them involve laughter and smiles and hugs! In all my relationships I always wanted to be like Wayne and Delores. Maybe when I grow up that will happen for me too. 🙂

    Brad I do know that your parents are there with you. All you have to do is look and listen and you will know.

    The world is a much sadder place without Wayne but we are all better for knowing him and being around him and being in his life.

    Love you all!

  17. Gary fettes says:

    Rip Wayne Thinking of you. So sorry for your loss he was a wonderful and caring person

  18. Mark Nesemeier says:

    Wayne was a legend on the Fargo beat, would always smile and wave, a great model citizen and friend of the people.

  19. Jamal Jackson says:

    Wayne was so compassionate and I’ll always remember seeing him and Delores at McDonald’s With my grandpa. RIP Wayne you will always be missed

  20. Robert Uebel says:

    Wayne and Delores were our neighbors in Fargo. They made us feel welcome from the day we moved in next door to them. We greatly enjoyed having them as our neighbors, and we will miss them both. Rest in peace, Wayne.

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