Richard "Dick" A. Olson, 83, of Virginia, died Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at St. Michael's Health and Rehabilitation Center in Virginia.
He was born on Sept. 3, 1927, in Virginia, the son of Ole and Ethel (Luoma) Olson.
Dick was a lifelong Virginia resident and attended the Virginia schools. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army. He belonged to the 25th Artillery Division, where he worked as an automobile serviceman and light truck driver.
After his honorable discharge, he opened Dick's Conoco in Virginia, which he operated from 1950 until 1990. He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran church of Virginia, Virginia Blue Lodge 264, Pratt-Volden-Mickelson-Anderson American Legion Post 239 of Virginia and AAD Temple Shrine of Hermantown.
He is survived by two sons, Richard (Andrea) Olson of Duluth and Randy (Anne) Olson of Chattanooga, Tenn.; two granddaughters, Chrissy Olson and Angie Olson; and special friend, Phyllis Burgess of Tower.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Dolly Olson and a brother, Owen Olson.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Virginia, with Pastor Robert Simensen officiating. A gathering of family and friends will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Military rites will be accorded by the Virginia Servicemen's Honor Guard. Inurnment will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Virginia. Arrangements are with the Landmark Funeral Home of Virginia.