Mr. Robert Olson, resident of the Glover area since 1925, passed away at Prince of Peace Care Center in Ellendale, ND on March 28, 2018, having reached the age of 93 years.
Robert, the youngest son of C. Edwin and Alice (Grosshans) Olson, was born in Glover, ND on January 17, 1925. He grew up on the family farm, attending Glover Grade School and Oakes High School. He spent one year at the Agricultural College in Fargo, ND. He farmed with his father and two older brothers, Clyde & Willard "Bud" for most of his adult life. Robert married June Schmitz on December 15, 1947 on the family farm, where they raised their family. Robert took great pride in his farming and livestock operation. He was a resident of the Oakes Good Samaritan Society for the past two years.
Robert served on the township board, as the township auditor and on the Glover School Board for many years. He was an active member of the United Methodist Church in Oakes, including serving on the Administrative Board and teaching Sunday School. "Bob" was known as a life-long proponent of his beloved home state of North Dakota.
Robert is survived by his wife June; one son, Douglas (Marcia) Olson, Chillicothe, IL; three daughters, Jeanne (Richard) Charlebois, Fargo, ND, Mary (Dave) MacKenzie, Palm Harbor, FL and Jolene Nielsen, Bismarck, ND; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Clyde & Willard, one sister, Ina Lundh and one granddaughter, Katherine Jo.
A prayer service will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at Dahlstrom Funeral Home in Oakes. Robert's memorial service will be Friday, April 6, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Oakes. A family burial will be held in the Glover Cemetery in the spring.
Memorials may be sent to the Oakes United Methodist Church or the North Dakota Alzheimer's Association. Memories may be shared and viewed by visiting www.dahlstromfuneralhome.com.