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Roger Olson

February 9, 1944 — October 6, 2016

Roger "The Rabbit" Olson, 72, Lake Park, MN left for Valhalla on October 6, 2016. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, October 13 at 11AM in Strandvik Lutheran Church, rural Lake Park, rural Lake Park, MN. Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 12 at David Donehower Funeral Home from 6pm-8pm. Visitation will also continue one hour prior to services on Thursday. Interment will be held in Strandvik Lutheran Cemetery. Roger was born to Lloyd and Mary Olson during the winter of 1944 in Detroit, MI. Throughout his younger years his family would vacation at the family farm in Lake Park where he met his second family, the Longtine's. After high school he served an apprenticeship as a pattern maker before being drafted to serve in the US Army. Upon finishing a tour of duty in Vietnam with the 173rd Airborne, Roger found his way to the Spokane-Coeur d'Alene area. After his father's death in 1985, he moved to the family farm, which gave him an island of solace and allowed him to become part of a wonderful community up until his death. To the people who knew "The Rabbit" and the unbelievable staff at the Fargo VA Hospital, the family is eternally grateful for the love shown to him.

Funeral Home: David Donehower Funeral Home 609 Hwy 10 East Detroit Lakes, MN US 56501

Previous Events

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
David-Donehower Funeral Home

609 Hwy 10 East
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

Thursday, October 13, 2016
11:00 AM
Strandvik Lutheran Church

17040 County Highway
Lake Park, MN 56554

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