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Sidney (Sid) L. Olson

Sidney (Sid) L. Olson

Sidney (Sid) L. Olson, age 91, resident of the Town of Superior passed away peacefully on July 7, 2018 at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth, Minnesota with family at his side.

Sid was born on February 14, 1927 in Duluth, Minnesota to Elmer and Hannah (Tollefson) Olson. Sid was raised in Duluth, Minnesota until the family moved to a farm in the Dewey/Borea area. Sid attended the Dewey School and Central High School. He worked as a millwright for US Steel in Morgan Park for over 30 years until the plant closed in 1979. Ever since he moved to the Town of Superior, Sid worked on a farm. He loved the animals, the farm work, working on equipment and being outside. Most of all he loved to mow using his International Farmall tractor. He had a passion for owning, buying and selling trucks, automobiles, tractors and anything with wheels. He graciously helped his children, grandchildren and friends with whatever needed to be done, including help on building several homes. He was a man of many of hats, millwright, mechanic, carpenter and farmer. Although, his favorite hat was his straw hat.

Sid is survived by his wife, Arlene (Vendela) Olson of 69 years, daughter, Jean (Richard) Church (Ramsey, Minnesota), and son, James (Jane) Olson (Superior); grandchildren Rebecca Olson, Christopher (Caroline) Church, Katie (Jeremy) Browen, Kodi (Timothy) Verhalen, Khalan (Jessica) Church; great-grandchildren Elijah, Ciara, Annie and Josiah Church, Dylan and Logan Browen, and Emily Verhalen; sisters, Ruth Rasmussen of Cloquet, MN and Violet (Thomas) Fick of Lebanon, OR; sister-in-laws, Lorraine Archambeault, Irene Moretto, Mary Lou Vendela, and Lucile Vendela of Superior, Edna Abrahamson of South Range, brother-in-laws Roy Sibila of South Range, and Lester Vendela of Prescott, AZ and many nieces and nephews.

Waiting to greet him, are his parents, Elmer and Hannah Olson; son, Raymond along with several extended family members.

His family is honoring Sid's request for no service. A private family burial will be held at Greenwood Cemetery. Sid's family extends their gratitude to all those who helped him and his family through his final days; a special thank you goes out to the Town of Superior first responders, Gold Cross EMTs, St. Luke's Hospital doctors, nurses and aides from 6 West and Hospice Care Unit.

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