Leonard Olson

Dec. 16, 1930-Jan. 10, 2018

Leonard Olson, 87,

Minot, ND, passed away

Wednesday, January 10,

2018, in a Minot hospital.

Leonard Eugene Olson

was born December 16,

1930, the son of Leonard

D. and Inez (Johnson) Ol-

son, in Minot. He was

raised and educated in

Donnybrook, ND, attend-

ing a country school

through the 8th grade,

and graduating from

Minot High School in


Following graduation,

Leonard worked on the

family farm south of Don-

nybrook, ND. He was

drafted into the United

States Army on April 10,

1953 and proudly served

his country while being

stationed at Fort Carson in

Colorado. He was honor-

ably discharged on April

9, 1955.

Upon returning to

North Dakota, Leonard be-

gan working as a

roughneck on oil rigs in

the Tioga, ND area well

into the 1960s. He later

worked for Midwest Farm

Equipment in Minot and

for Community Action,

insulating and weatheriz-

ing homes.

Leonard enjoyed play-

ing cards and socializing

with others at the Minot

515 Club. He also enjoyed

going for a cup of coffee at

Krolls Diner of Minot.

Surviving family in-


Brothers, Gerald (Ar-

dys) Olson, Mandan, Rol-

land (Janet) Olson, Minot,

Delton (Rose) Olson,

Sonora, CA and Dale

(Mary) Olson, Thornton,

CO; sister, Joy (Rick) Par-

kinson, East Helena, MT;

sisters-in-law, Glenda Ol-

son, Bend, OR and Irene

Olson, Tioga; and

numerous nieces,

nephews and cousins.

Leonard was preceded

in death by his parents;

and his brothers, Rodney

& Walter Olson.

Burial: A private family

committal will take place

in the spring at Sunset

Memorial Gardens, Minot,


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