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Orrin L. Olson

August 21, 1942 ~ December 5, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Orrin Olson Obituary

Orrin L. Olson, age 81, formerly of Lanesboro, MN, died after a brief illness on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus in Rochester, MN.

Orrin Leslie Olson was born on August 21, 1942 in Lanesboro, MN, to Oscar and C. Lillian (Peterson) Olson.  Orrin spent his childhood in Lanesboro and graduated from Lanesboro High School in 1960.  After graduation, he went on to Rochester Community College and studied Business Administration, graduating with an AA degree in 1962.  On June 30, 1984, Orrin married Marcia Danielson at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro.  Orrin worked as a bookkeeper for Crenlo in Rochester, MN for many years.  After Crenlo, he worked for Preston Equipment a John Deere Dealer, and then as City Clerk for the City of Lanesboro until he retired in 1994.

Orrin and Marcia enjoyed trips to Branson. He also loved playing games, including Yahtzee, puzzles, and especially cards. He was an avid Card Club member.  He likewise enjoyed playing on his computer, be it computer games or keeping up with people online.  He considered his computer a lifeline to the outside world and he liked to keep in touch via email.  Orrin delighted in welcoming family to his home for food and fellowship.  He was considered the family historian.  With his sharp mind, Orrin knew so much of the family history, as well as everyone’s birthdays and other important dates.  In his spare time, Orrin liked to watch the Twins and Vikings play, and listen to polka music.  He was an active member at the Root Prairie Church in Fountain. 

Orrin is survived by his wife Marcia, niece Laurie (fiancé Bob Tiefenbacher), and her children Ben (Brooke Johnson) and Gabby, nieces and nephews Kristin, Susan, Joseph, Jill, Adam, Sara, and Brian, 16 great nieces and nephews, brothers-in-law Larry (Betty) Danielson, Lyle (Chris) Danielson, sisters-in-law Barbara Daiker, Sandra Day, and Rebecca Danielson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother and sister-in-law Robert “Red” and Angie Olson; in-laws Lawrence and Gladys Danielson, Bernie Daiker, Diana Danielson, and Dennis Day.

The funeral service for Orrin will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at Root Prairie Church in rural Fountain, MN, with Pastor Nissa Peterson officiating.  Visitation will be held from 12:30-2:00 at church prior to the start of the service.  Burial will be in Lanesboro Cemetery.

Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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December 12, 2023

12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Root Prairie Lutheran Church
28177 County Rd 6
Fountain, MN 55935

Funeral Service
December 12, 2023

2:00 PM
Root Prairie Lutheran Church
28177 County Rd 6
Fountain, MN 55935


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