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“hey grandpa its Brian, I miss you very much. I still remember when we were suppost to build the tree house together. It will get done. I love you. I...Read More »
1 of 42 | Posted by: Brian Thomas Lund - Baxter , MN

“My, oh my, but I'm not having a good day. (Of course, this is not about me.) I've just heard this morning about two fine gentlemen out of my past...Read More »
2 of 42 | Posted by: Laura Mader - Huntley, IL

“Mike was a very professional person. He was always respected to the highest degree. Carol, please accept our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and...Read More »
3 of 42 | Posted by: Ken Rebers - Georgetown, TX

“MARY & STEVE CALLED US RE MIKE'S DEATH ALL OF THE ACCOLADES I HAVE READ ABOUT MIKE HE WAS A GREAT GUY TO KNOW, GOD WAS GOOD IN NOT HAVING SUFFER ANY...Read More »
4 of 42 | Posted by: DARRELL & BETTE BAHNSEN - FL

“Mike, One of the many benefits of being married is getting the pleasure of meeting people associated with your spouse. In all the years I've been...Read More »
5 of 42 | Posted by: Bill Jones - Austin, TX - Friend

“Being a childhood friend of Pauls and living across the street on Lancelot I’m fortunate to have a number of great memories of Mike. I remember a...Read More »
6 of 42 | Posted by: Nate Harbin - Dubuque , IA

“Mike was a candid and reliable person. He was a breathe of fresh air. Please accept my deepest sympathies on your loss. Words are insufficient to...Read More »
7 of 42 | Posted by: Matt Fagan - Austin, TX

“When I first heard that Mike has passed away I cried, for a long time. Later on that day I sat and closed my eyes and I remembered Mike and that...Read More »
8 of 42 | Posted by: Karen Coda - Family Friend

“Carol, please kow how sorry we ae to hear about Mike. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Don & Ann Yurik ”
9 of 42 | Posted by: Don and Ann Yurik - IL - Friends

“I am so grateful I had the opportunity to meet MIke. What a wonderful soul. I am sorry for your loss. Peace ”
10 of 42 | Posted by: Jo - Durand , WI

“You'd be greatly missed by me and Gloria and the kids as "Uncle Mike" from Texas. You have helped and contributed to the growth of the business we...Read More »
11 of 42 | Posted by: David Fang - Austin, TX

“Dear Mike, we will miss you very much. We all remembered that you teach and share your experience with our team in Taiwan when you stay here. There...Read More »
12 of 42 | Posted by: Anthony Ke - Taipei, Taiwan

“Mike was a real pro and treated everyone well. I had the opportunity to catch up with him at the TelComm reunion in the Fall of 2010. Great to see...Read More »
13 of 42 | Posted by: Jerry Appleby - Austin, TX

“I have heard many wonderful things about Mike over the years and I know he will be missed so much by his family. I pray to my father in heaven that...Read More »
14 of 42 | Posted by: Kathy Mahaney - Prior Lake, MN

“Mike, you will be missed. We had a great time together at 3M with many, many stories most of which can't be shared here... :-) . See you on the...Read More »
15 of 42 | Posted by: Doug Dahms - TX

“We have had the honor of being with Mike and his family during a few Summer holidays. He was warm, kind and extremely inviting. We are so sorry to...Read More »
16 of 42 | Posted by: Jim & Julie - Plainfield, IL

“My memories of Mike are unfortunately limited to a couple of times, but for those times I was made to feel welcome. Mike had an ease about him, a...Read More »
17 of 42 | Posted by: Joseph Coda - Chicago, IL

“I met Mike at one of the support group meetings. He introduced himself and we shook hands. He had a pretty strong handshake. He must have used a...Read More »
18 of 42 | Posted by: Stephen Joachim - Roseville, MN

“Mike, I will so miss you much! First you were my boss, then my friend....a very dear friend. It never mattered how long we'd go without touching...Read More »
19 of 42 | Posted by: Pam Jones - Austin, TX - Friend

“I met MIke a few years ago at our dryclean store. I enjoyed interesting conversations with him. MIke told me of his illness, and said that he was...Read More »
20 of 42 | Posted by: Maggie Moser - Menomonie, WI

“Since I joined 3M companiy in year 200 I giot chance working several times with Mike and appreciate very his engagement, experience, friedly...Read More »
21 of 42 | Posted by: Pierre Bonvallat - Sumare

“Carol and kids you are in our thoughts and prayers. We so wish we could be there to give you a hug. Michael has good memories of Mike!! His best...Read More »
22 of 42 | Posted by: Kimberly Sajdak

“I truly enjoyed all the time I worked with Mike. I am forever greatful or his service to our country. Semper Fi! You re missed my friend. ”
23 of 42 | Posted by: Janice Wentworth - Gorham, KS

“Mike had a agenda----Be the Best You Can Be -----and he was !! Rest in peace !! ”
24 of 42 | Posted by: Jay Rippberger - Denton, TX

“Your next sales call is at the pearly gate. You will do as good there as you did in this life. Good luck in you new assignment and tell St Peter...Read More »
25 of 42 | Posted by: Bob Mattson - Cushing, WI

“I am very much thankful for having the opportunity to work with you and for our friendship. I will allways remember you. ”
26 of 42 | Posted by: Hernan Anté

“Mike was the consummate gentleman. He was the kindest, most genuine person I ever had the pleasure to work with and know. ”
27 of 42 | Posted by: Randy Chase - Elgin, TX

“Very sad to learn about Mike's passing away. Great memories about our work together in Spain. My prayers for him and my warm support to the family. ...Read More »
28 of 42 | Posted by: José Madrid - Madrid Spain

“It was with heartfelt sadness that I’ve learned of Mike’s recent battle and now our loss. Such a price some have paid for the freedom we all...Read More »
29 of 42 | Posted by: Steven C. Hanson - Mahtomedi, MN

“I am sadden to hear that Mike passed away. He is truely a hero and I have an honor to know and work with him. He will be missed by many of his...Read More »
30 of 42 | Posted by: Dat Tran - Austin, TX

“Like so many of the "Original TelCommers", Mike and I and all the guys and gals came to 3M from the military. We knew how to work as a team and to...Read More »
31 of 42 | Posted by: John & Kathy Miterko - Austin, TX

“I was blessed to know and work with Mike. He was fun to work with, very knowledgable, honorable, and he cared about all those with whom he worked. ...Read More »
32 of 42 | Posted by: Jim Carpenter - Austin, TX

“I am so very sorry for your loss. Mike was a great man. It was a privilege to know him, and he will be missed. Love and Prayers, -Dena Haton ”
33 of 42 | Posted by: Dena Haton - Elgin, IL

“We will miss Mike, an honest and great human been. ”
34 of 42 | Posted by: Cesar Monroy - Bogota, Colombia

“You will be remembered and missed, Mike, by many, many 3M'ers around the world. We are privileged to have gotten to know you, and to have worked...Read More »
35 of 42 | Posted by: Mike Higgins - Austin, TX

“Mike will be missed by all of us. His life and the way he lived it define 'Qualtiy and Class" ”
36 of 42 | Posted by: LEO AND SANDI DUNN - AUSTIN, TX

“Many fond memories of Mike on the job. I spent a month in China some years ago and he was a great host. He will be missed by all. ”
37 of 42 | Posted by: David Trebilco - Cedar Park, TX

“My Dads big brother, you'll be deeply missed. Rest in Peace. ”
38 of 42 | Posted by: Steve Olson - New Prague, MN

“I loving Memory ”
39 of 42 | Posted by: Katie Erickson - New Prague, MN

“Mike Olson was one of the nicest humans I ever met and there are not enough words to say how much I will miss him. Carol and family, may you find...Read More »
40 of 42 | Posted by: Judy Nelson - Austin, TX - friend

“Rest in peace, Mike. You have been an inspiration to us. Our prayers and sympathy to Carol and the family. ”
41 of 42 | Posted by: Ron & Lois Langsweirdt - friend

“Words seem inadequate to express the sadness I feel about Michael's death. I pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief. I...Read More »
42 of 42 | Posted by: Donna (Olson) Morrison - IL


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Michael "Mike" Olson, age 62, of Menomonie, WI died May 10, 2012 at home with his entire family by his side after a hard fought battle with Multiple Myeloma.

Mike was born November 17, 1949 in Minneapolis, MN to Dennis and Nancy (Ness) Olson. He completed high school at Burnsville High School, and then went on to earn his drafting degree at Bemidji Tech School. Mike served in the U.S. Marine Corps where he reached the rank of Corporal during the Vietnam War. He married Carol A. Rosedahl on May 30, 1980.

Mike worked for the 3M Corporation for many years, living in MN, WI, IL and TX, and the countries of China, Taiwan, and Brazil. He ended his career working in the telecommunications area of 3M Corp. in International Management, retiring in 2006. Mike loved his job, being an explicit planner, but his family was first on his list. Mike enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling, playing cards, working on his house and yard, and being out on the lake. His faith in God and the church gave him tremendous comfort.

He is survived by his wife, Carol of Menomonie; 5 children, Jodelle Lund of Rohnert Park, CA, Paul (Denise) Lund of Baxter, MN, Eric (Kristin) Olson of Sussex, WI, Ryan (Michelle) Olson of Holman, WI and Mark (Carissa) Lund, of Wadsworth, IL; 9 grandchildren, Brian and Luke Lund, Matthew and Daniel Olson, Samantha and Benjamin Olson and William, Zachary and Molly Lund; his mother, Nancy Olson, 1 brother, Steve (Mary) Olson; 4 sisters, Betty (Ron) Hanegraaf, Sandra Sterling, Denise Olson-Sutcliffe and Connie (Mark) Merriman; sisters-in-law, Pamela Nelson, Linda (Donald) Ludy and brother-in-law, Thomas (Sharron) Rosedahl; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his father, Dennis Olson; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Burton and Jeanette Rosedahl; and brother-in-law, Charles Nelson.

Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday, May 13, 2012 at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and also 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 14, 2012 at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie with Pastor Geoff Scott officiating. Burial will take place on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at South Blue Earth Lutheran Cemetery, Seely Township, Faribault County, MN.
Olson Funeral Home of Menomonie, WI is serving the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

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South Blue Earth Cemetery

Seely, MN