Bruce E. Olson
Bruce E. Olson, 61, of Superior, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, April 2, 2007. He was born May 29, 1945, in Superior, the son of Audrey L. (Conner) and Donald C. Olson. Raised in Superior, he attended Bryant Elementary School and was a...
Bruce E. Olson, 61, of Superior, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, April 2, 2007.
He was born May 29, 1945, in Superior, the son of Audrey L. (Conner) and Donald C. Olson.
Raised in Superior, he attended Bryant Elementary School and was a graduate of Superior Central High School in 1963.
He was a Vietnam veteran having served as a Navy hospital corpsman attached to the Marine Corps. Bruce was a recipient of several medals including three Purple Hearts for wounds received while in combat.
He graduated from Northeastern Oklahoma State University in 1980 with a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice. He was certified as a police officer. He worked as a forest ranger of Oklahoma State Parks. Bruce also worked as a meat cutter, meat manager, and retail food counselor, retiring from Fleming Foods.
He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, AF&AM Cherokee Lodge 10 in Tahlequah, Okla., and he was a life member of Disabled American Veterans in Superior.
He was currently serving as governor of the Moose Lodge 606 of Superior, having joined the organization in November of 2003. He was also a member of the Moose Legion. In March 2007 he received the Golden Gavel Award and became a member in their 25 Club.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He especially enjoyed summers at the lake, with the love of his life Judy. Bruce was also an avid Green Bay Packers fan.
Bruce is lovingly remembered by his wife Judy; two sons, Cullin Olson of Brooklyn Park, Minn. and Brandin (Sue) Olson of Beaver Bay, Minn.; step-children, Kim Flowers, Steve (Peggy) Rivord and Ryan (Becki) Rivord, all of Superior; and 18 grandchildren who were his pride and joy, he cherished every moment he spent with them.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Dr. Donald C. Olson Jr. and a sister Sandra J. Borslien.
Visitation begins at 10 a.m. on Friday, followed by a Moose memorial service at 10:50 a.m. and the funeral at 11 a.m. in Downs Funeral Home, corner of 19th Street and Ogden Avenue. The Rev. Bob Baranow will officiate. Military rites will be accorded by the combined Thomas F. Stein VFW Post 1091 and the Richard I. Bong American Legion Post 435. Interment will take place in Greenwood Cemetery at a later date.