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December 22, 1931 – Thursday, February 11, 2016

Service Information
The Friendship Center, Lake Ridge Center, Buffalo
Thursday, February 18, 2016
3:00 PM

Visitation Information
The Friendship Center, Lake Ridge Center, Buffalo
Thursday, February 18, 2016
2:00 – 3:00 PM

Bennett P. Olson, age 85 of Buffalo, MN passed away at Lake Ridge Care Center, Buffalo on Feb 11, 2016. Memorial service on Thursday, Feb 18, 2016 at 3 PM at The Friendship Center, Lake Ridge Care Center, Buffalo, MN with a visitation one hour prior to service at the care center.

Bennett was born on December 22, 1931 in Minneapolis, MN to Gustav and Edith (Amschler) Olson. On September 15, 1951 he married Lois Baumgartner. In 1967 they moved to Buffalo. Bennett served his country in the US Army during the Korean Conflict from January 1952 to October of 1953. Bennett worked as an electronic tech for Quebicor. He and Lois enjoyed camping at the Clearwater KOA for 24 years. Bennett was a long standing member of the Buffalo American Legion.

Preceded in death by his parents, Gustav and Edith, wife, Lois on November 27, 2014, grandson, Cory Daniels and sister, Delores Larsen.

Survived by his children, Robin (David) Holland, John (Ruth Ann) Olson, Kevin (friend, Robin Lewis); grandchildren, Shaun Daniels, Ryan Olson, Derek Olson, Jeremy Olson and Kali Olson; and 16 great-grandchildren.

5 Guestbook Entries

  1. steve jeske

    I enjoyed our morning chats, on his way to work, via amateur radio. Ben had a good sense of humor. 73 to Ben.

  2. Laura Oleson

    Bennett was a great man. It was an honor and privilege to be able to care for him. He was a special person. I will miss his hugs and smiles. I am so thankful for the time I was able to spend time with him.

  3. Renee Merges

    Sorry to hear that your dad has passed away. Pete and I always enjoyed visiting with him and your Mom. They were always fun to be with. He always said Pete was one of his best friends. We have many good memories of the both of them.

  4. Julie Mankenberg

    I am one of the lucky ones that had the pleasure of caring for Bennett at Lake Ridge Care Center. He was smart, funny and witty. He loved his community and his family. I had the pleasure of learning about his wonderful family through his stories. He loved each and everyone of you. He loved life. So sorry for your loss. I will miss him every day. So sorry I won’t be able to make his service. I’ll be out of town. Julie

  5. Clarence Just

    Classmate and friend, Central High School class of 1949.
    Clarence Just


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