Wulff Godbout Funeral Home

560 West 7 Street, St Paul, MN


Clair P. Olson

February 22, 1934August 13, 2019

Age 85, of St. Paul, passed away peacefully in his home on Monday, August 13th, 2019.

He was an Army veteran and worked at Detroit Diesel 30+ years. His Retirement was spent gardening at Canterbury Downs.

He will be remembered for his love of family, giving spirit, playing games, mischievous nature, and sense of humor.

Preceded in death by his parents, Nora & Joe; sisters, Joanie & Ardis; and son-in-law, John.

Survived by wife of 62 years, Lou Ann; Daughters, Denise Rasmusson, Tami (Jim) Schroeder, Jamie (Duane) Gudknecht & Alycia (Scott) Bengtson; Grandchildren, Sarah Demers, Laura David, Nick & Andy Gudknecht, Jonah, Nora and Alex Bengtson; Great-Grandchildren, Deacon & Dominic Demers; Siblings, Eunice, Margie, Russell, Dennis & Noni; and many nieces & nephews.

Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00pm on Wednesday, August 21st at Wulff Godbout Funeral Home (560 7th Street W, Saint Paul) and one hour prior to Mass at the church on Thursday. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, August 22nd at Saint Stanislaus Catholic Church (183 S. Western Street, Saint Paul).

Memorials preferred to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.


  • Evening Visitation Wednesday, August 21, 2019
  • Visitation Thursday, August 22, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, August 22, 2019


Clair P. Olson

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Denise Rasmusson

August 20, 2019

Dad loved going to Canterbury downs to play the ponies. He took Sarah and Laura when they were young . Sarah took betting slips to school for show and tell. Mom could always tell how lucky he was by asking girls what they ate at track. When dad was a the nursing home he told me the first free weekend we needed to go to the track. He said he would even use wheelchair so I didn't have to worry about him falling. Miss you dad.

Alycia Bengtson

August 16, 2019

You were one of a kind dad. Your love of family and the amount of joy you have given to so many people will forever warm my heart.

Tami Schroeder

August 15, 2019

Tami Schroeder

August 15, 2019

Noni Grewing

August 15, 2019

My love , thoughts and prayers to LouAnn, Denise, Tammy, Jamie, & Lisa and all of the family.
Clair will always be remembered as such a caring and kind man.
His family was his #1 pride and concern. He may have left this earth, but his thoughts, hopes and dreams live on in all of you!
He will live on in all of our hearts for-ever.
I know I for one will often smile and think of many of the good times with CLAIR.

Linda Bengtson

August 14, 2019

So sorry to hear about Clair.
My prayers and thoughts are with the family for peace and comfort.