Milton Olson, 1936-2015

Published 9:23 am Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Milton “Shorty” E. Olson died Sunday, July 12, 2015, at St. John’s Lutheran Community.

Milton was born May 5, 1936, in Albert Lea to Bertha and Bernard Olson. He was baptized and confirmed at Oakland Lutheran Church. Milton attended District No. 83 in Oakland.

Milton Olson

Milton Olson

He was awarded a 50-year certificate for a million miles of being accident free.

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Milton was married to Mona Mitchel on May 10, 1980. Mona died April 3, 2000.

Milton and Mona purchased a farm in Mora. Milton loved the farm. In later years he enjoyed traveling the area and checking out the fields and farm equipment.

Milton loved to tease and joke with everyone. He had a great sense of humor.

He is survived by his twin sister, Millie Lyndorff; aunt, Lila Rassmussen; nieces and nephews Judy Stevens of Albert Lea, John Stevens of Albert Lea, Linda (Don) Holst of Albert Lea, Michael (Kathy) Lyndorff and Darlene Olson of Mora; Dick (Bev) Moen of Mora, Lois Olson of Isle, Kathy VanRyswyk of Sunnyside, Washington, and Tom VanRyswyk of Sunnyside; and special friend, Pat Meister, of Branson, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mona; parents Bertha and Bernard Olson; sisters Lila (Alvin) Moen, Mary (Leonard) Stevens and Velda VanRyswyk; brother, Lloyd Olson; and nephews Gary Stevens and Dean Moen.

A celebration of life ceremony will be at 3:45 p.m. Friday in the chapel at St. John’s Lutheran Community. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the time of the service at the chapel.