November 27, 1945 – November 6, 2020
Thomas Lee Olson, age 74, of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, passed away at 3:09 a.m. on Friday, November 6, 2020, of natural causes at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. He was born November 27, 1945, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of the late Armond and Audrey Olson.
Tom was a 1963 graduate of Minnetonka High School in Minnetonka, Minnesota. He owned Tom Olson Trucking for many years until he moved into truck sales in 1979. He could point out every truck he sold driving down the highway whether it be a Peterbilt, Mack or Kenworth. He ended his career at Rihm Motor Company in St. Paul, Minnesota in 2000 and has spent the past 20 years enjoying his well-earned retirement.
On October 23, 1965, he married Sandra Faye Jacobson in Audubon, Minnesota. Together, they enjoyed many years of traveling, boating, golfing, dining out with their friends and spending time with their 3 children and 8 grandchildren.
Tom is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sandra; his daughter and her family, Miss (Michelle and Bruce Adams, Jared, Ashlyn and Leah, of Fair Oaks, CA), his daughter and her family, Jod (Jody and Todd Price, Nicole and Nate, of Vacaville, CA), and his son and his family, The Boy (Dan and Nora Olson, Tyler, K.J. and Harrison of Petal, MS); one brother, Jerry Olson (Jane) of Surprise, Arizona; four brothers-in-law, Layden Jacobson (Hope), Wayne Jacobson (Sandra), Tom Jacobson (Diane) and Parry Jacobson (Sharon), all of Audubon, Minnesota as well as several nieces and nephews.
A memorial is being planned by the family for the spring/summer of 2021 in Minnesota. Arrangements are under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora, Missouri.
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