Lowell Olson, 1934-2018

Published 1:00 am Saturday, July 14, 2018

Funeral services for Lowell F. Olson, 84, of Albert Lea will be at 10:30 a.m. at First Lutheran Church.  The Rev. Sean Forde will officiate. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church Tuesday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

Lowell Olson

Lowell died Thursday, July 12, 2018, at Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea.

Lowell Frederick Olson was born June 18, 1934, in Albert Lea, the son of Norvald and Elvina (Hedensten) Olson.  He grew up in Glenville and Albert Lea, graduating from Albert Lea High School. 

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On June 26, 1955, Lowell married Clarice Jacobson at East Freeborn Lutheran Church. He worked for the Albert Lea school district for 31 years, retiring as the building and grounds manager. He was a member of First Lutheran Church. He was also a member of the Lions, Eagles and Elks. Lowell loved GMC vintage motorhomes.  He belonged to a GMC motorhome group and enjoyed traveling with the group, including a trip to Las Vegas.  Lowell also enjoyed woodworking, repairing cars and eating out.

Lowell is survived by his children Greg Olson, Randy Olson (special friend, Sharon Bolinger), Pam (Mark) Godtland, Jerry (Peggy) Olson and Paul Olson (special friend, Diana Knemper); son-in-law, Greg Henderson; special friend, Judy Verdoorn; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Lowell was preceded in death by his wife, Clarice “Corky” Olson; daughter, Diane Henderson; parents Norvald and Elvina Olson; parents-in-law Clarence and Clara Jacobson; and other relatives.