Memorial Funeral Home, Crematory & Memorial Park Cemetery/Columbia
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Stanley Dale Olson
Passed away on June 26, 2020
Stanley Dale Olson, 67, of Holt Summit, MO, left this earth on June 26, 2020.
Stanley was born on July 2, 1952 to Murlin and Phoebe Olson in Hutchinson, Minnesota. He schooled in Buffalo Lake and Stewart, Minnesota and then went on to college, but took a break to enlist in the service during the Vietnam era. On his return, he finished college and became an accountant. His careers were in Minnesota, Washington State (and yes, during St. Helen's eruption) and then down to Missouri. He retired from Scholastic a number of years ago and was enjoying retirement life.
Stan loved to travel with friends and family and made lots of wonderful memories for all. Numerous trips to Mardi Gras in New Orleans and many trips to Hermann, Missouri for Octoberfest. He also enjoyed stamp and coin collecting, barbecuing, baking, and got into coloring. He experienced numerous bumps in the road of life, but he had a happy life surrounded by those who loved him, looked out for him, laughed with him and taught him a thing or two. The past five years were a struggle with a broken arm, three brain tumor surgeries, radiation, and other serious health issues. At the end of the day, he had no regrets.
He is survived by one brother, Norman Olson of New Ulm; two sisters, Mary Lade of New Ulm and Luanne and husband Al Wussow of Rochester; as well as nephews, friends and furry companions. They will miss him more than he will miss us!
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Stanley Dale Olson
July 3, 2020
We will miss seeing Stan when we go home to visit Mom and Gerry. He was like family to us. We will miss his smile, his laugh, and most of all, his company. My he rest in peace.
Melanie, Major, and Nash
June 30, 2020
Stan was a wonderful man and the best neighbor I ever had. He was kind, thoughtful and patient. Didn't really become friends until the past 7 years after we both retired, although we owned our condos next door for 20. He introduced me to walking at Noren Access/Wilson Serenity Park by the Mo River and there we made many friends. Gerry and I attended several festivals at Herman with him. He loved cooking and trying new recipes so he kept me hopping. We spent many holidays together and my children, grandchildren all loved Stan. He slowed down after the brain tumor but he never gave up! He grilled for us 4 days before the last surgery. Gerry and I will miss watching Blues Hockey with you and listening to Cardinal Baseball while you were grilling. He was a multitalented man with many interests.
To his family, you were blessed to have such a good brother.
And Stan, Kitty will miss you most of all!
June 29, 2020
Worked with Stan for quite a few years at Scholastic. Loved his sense of humor and passion for Mardi Gras, He was one of a kind.
Cheers to you, Stan
June 29, 2020
I worked with Stan for several years at Scholastic. His wry and dry sense of humor made him a gem. My condolences to his family & other friends.