David Olson, 69, Albert Lea

Published 9:31 am Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Visitation for David Arthur Olson, of Albert Lea, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Bonnerup Funeral Service Chapel, Albert Lea. The Rev. Dwight Netzer will officiate a memorial service at 6 p.m. following visitation. Interment will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Lakewood Cemetery in Albert Lea.


David passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, on Oct. 16, 2011, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. He was 69 years old.

David was born on Nov. 13, 1941, in Albert Lea to Harlan and Doris (Clausen) Olson. He graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1960 and earned a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota.

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A life-long resident of Albert Lea, David was known for his many interests. He was a designer, inventor and patent-holder as owner of Olson Manufacturing. He enjoyed a love for architectural design and built his family home on Fountain Lake. He enjoyed sports, motorcycles and taking his family on vacations. David was a forgiving, generous and caring man.

David is survived by Colleen Olson and their children: Shannon (Stephen) Ostrowski of Prior Lake, Kirsten Olson of Albert Lea, Jessica (Ben) Conway of Chatfield, Alexia Olson of Minneapolis and Rachel Olson of Los Angeles; grandchildren: Madaline, Shannon, Cash, Weston and Joshua; sisters: Judy (Bob) Evans of Excelsior and Jane (Doug) Atkins of the Virgin Islands; many nieces and nephews.

David is preceded in death by his parents: Harlan and Doris Olson; and daughter, Carla Olson, in 2008.