Charles Scott “Chuck” Olson, 63, of Bemidji, MN, passed away early Thursday morning, March 5, 2020, at the Cornerstone Nursing Home in Bagley, MN after battling cancer for the past several months.
Chuck was born on March 1, 1957, in Crookston, MN, the younger of two sons of the union of Phillip Martin and Veda Myrtle (Taylor) Olson. He grew up in Crookston where he was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church and attended Crookston public schools including Washington Elementary School, Highland Middle School, and Central High School, where he played for the Pirate Tennis Team. Chuck graduated with the Class of 1975 and furthered his education at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. He then returned to Crookston and was employed in sales for Crookston Marine. In 1986, Chuck moved to Bemidji where he worked for Xen’s Sporting Goods Store, which later became known as Kabilka’s. He retired this past December.
Chuck is survived by his mother, Veda Olson of Crookston; brother and sister-in-law, Larry and LouAnne Olson of Crookston; 2 nephews and a niece: Matt Olson and Paul Olson of Isanti, MN, and Lisa Cole and her husband, Michael, of Crookston; 7 great-nieces and great-nephews: Michaella Johnson, Joslynn and Jace Olson, Madisyn, Caden, and Brittyn Sanders, and Owen Cole; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Phil Olson; and grandparents: Archie and Emelia Olson, and Everett and Nellie Taylor.
A public memorial graveside service celebrating the life of Charles Scott Olson will be held at the Oakdale Cemetery in Crookston, MN at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 14, 2020, with The Rev. Loren Mellum, officiating. Visitation with the family will be at the cemetery for one hour prior to the service. Social distancing will be observed and masks are recommended and will be available if you don’t have one. Plan to bring a lawn chair, sunglasses, and an umbrella.