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Michael ‘Mike’ Ray Olson

October 22, 2012
Estherville Daily News

ESTHERVILLE - Funeral services for Michael "Mike" Olson, 49, of Dolliver will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at Estherville Lutheran Church with Pastor Doug Burton officiating. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville. Interment will be at East Side Cemetery in Estherville.

He died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, as a result of a motorcycle accident near Dolliver.

Michael "Mike" Ray Olson, the son of Richard and Darlene (Dahna) Olson, was born July 17, 1963, in Estherville.

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Michael ‘Mike’ Ray Olson

He received his education in Estherville schools.

On Sept. 11, 1993, he was united in marriage to Kellie Rutherford in Estherville. Mike was employed as a welder for Schweiss Lawn Mower Company. He then began driving truck for Weets Trucking, VanWyk Trucking and for Glasstite. In 2006, he purchased his own truck. Mike enjoyed his motorcycles, fishing and most important was spending time with family and friends.

Left to cherish Mike's memory are his children, Levi and one grandchild on the way, and Natalie of Estherville; siblings, Rhonda Olson of Estherville, Renae Rierson of Estherville, Robert Olson and his wife, Michelle, of Tullahoma, Tenn., Bruce Olson and Lorrie and Troy Olson, all of Estherville; his ex-wife, Kellie, of Estherville; his mother and father-in-law, Lanny and Maureen Rutherford; sisters-in-law, Shari Rutherford, Dawn Hockett and her husband, Rodney; brother-in-law, Brad Rutherford and his wife, Kristi; and many nieces and nephews and his special pets, Mya and Storm.

He has been preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; brother, Tim; brother-in-law, Terry Rierson and one nephew.

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