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Lawrence "Lory" "Ole" Olson

Sunday, February 22, 2009
3:00 PM until 6:00 PM

Kramer Family Funeral Home
Trimont, Mn

Monday, February 23, 2009
10:00 AM until 11:00 AM

First Lutheran Church
Trimont, Mn

Monday, February 23, 2009
11:00 AM

First Lutheran Church
Rural Trimont, Mn

Special Services:
Pastor Joel Xavier will be Officiating

Lawrence Leroy Olson the son of Alfred and Martha (Ziemer) Olson was born February 24, 1938 in Fox Lake Township, Martin County, Minnesota. He was baptized at First Lutheran Church in Triumph, Minnesota. Lory received his education in Triumph Public School. In 1956, he enlisted in the United States Navy where he was stationed in various places as an aviation mechanic those including, Japan, Midway Island, Hawaii, Alaska, Whidbey Island, Washington. He was aboard the USS Hancock stationed in San Francisco, California. On December 26, 1964, he was united in marriage to Caroline Bettin in Alpha, Minnesota. After their marriage they were stationed in Naples, Italy, Maryland, Norfolk, Virgina, Rota, Spain. Lory was a Navy Recruiter in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. In his last duty he was stationed in Beeville, Texas as a jet mechanic Instructor. Lory retired from the United States Navy in June of 1977. After his retirement from the Navy, they made their home in Trimont, where he was employed at the Railway Motors in Fairmont until his retirement on September 10, 2001, after twenty-four years. In 2006, they moved to Village Cooperative in Fairmont to make their home. Lory was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Trimont, the Foster-Bernhardt American Legion Post #373 of Trimont and the Navy Fleet Reserve. Lory's true joy in life was spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren. He enjoyed going fishing especially ice fishing, traveling and loved visiting with his family and friends.

Lory died on Wednesday evening, February 18, 2009, at Fairmont Medical Center in Fairmont, Minnesota, at the age of seventy years from complications of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, (CLL) after a courageous battle.
Those left to cherish his memory are his lovingly and devoted wife, Caroline Olson of Fairmont, Minnesota; two daughters, Robin Olson of Mankato, Minnesota and Wendy Ziemer and husband, Kris, of Fairmont, Minnesota; two sons, Larry Olson of Biloxi, Mississippi and Brian Olson and wife, Cindi, of Villisca, Iowa; five grandchildren, Patrick Olson, Cody Rienstra, Christy Rienstra and Gracie and Ella Ziemer; three great-grandchildren, Dominic Olson, Jada and Adrian Reistra; brothers, Seighfredt Olson and wife, Diane, of Fairmont, Floyd Olson, Lloyd Olson and wife, Diane, and Kenneth Olson all of Trimont; sisters-in-law, Karen Kubicek and husband, Bernie, of Rochester; Joyce Bond and husband, Duane, of Sherburn, Dorothy Dunker of Fairmont, Cindy Barlow and husband, Wayne, of Jackson; brothers-in-law, Cecil Miller of Trimont, Jerry Bettin of Sebeka, Minnesota, Denny Bettin and wife, Kay, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota,Kenny Bettin of Jackson, Minnesota; Harold Bettin of Alpha; many nieces and nephews; special friends, Homer and Bev Ray of Pattersonville, New York; and other relatives and friends.
Lory was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Mabel Miller and Alicine Perkins; brother, Leonard Olson; mother and father-in-law, Doris and Leonard Bettin and other relatives.

Inurnment will be in First Lutheran Cemetery in rural Trimont with full military honors by the Foster-Bernhardt American Legion Post #373 of Trimont.


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