Vernon Olson, 92,

OlsonVernonWEBVernon Olson, 92, of Clarissa, passed away on October 8, 2013, at the Centra Care Health System in Long Prairie.  Funeral services for Vernon were held on Friday, October 11, 2013, 2:00 p.m., at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Clarissa.  Interment was held at Zion Cemetery, Clarissa.

Vernon was born on a farm just north of Browerville on February 20, 1921 in Ward Township, Todd County to Gene & Bessie (Frank) Olson.  As a young boy the family moved to a farm west of Clarissa.  Vernon worked with his dad on the family farm and also worked on his brother’s farms.   Vernon married Dolores (Dodie) Bican on June 24, 1947, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Clarissa.  They bought a farm in Iona Township.  Vernon also drove truck; hauling milk cans for the Clarissa Creamery for 10 years and drove truck for Larson Boats for 26 years.  After his retirement Vernon raised beef cattle for 10 years.  In his spare time he liked working on his farm and reading.

Vernon is survived by his wife Dodie of Clarissa; children:  Ron Olson of Eagan, Linda (Terry) Walker  of Hudson, WI, Steve (Deb) Olson of Browerville, Gene Olson of Hudson, WI and Rick Olson of Little Falls; 9 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

Vernon is preceded in death by his parents, son Mark, granddaughter Felicia, Great Granddaughter Chelsea, Great Grandson Logan, siblings:  Oliver, Evelyn, Lucille, Myrna and Violet.

Arrangements with Iten Funeral Home, Browerville.