William "Bill" E. Olson
November 27, 1962 - December 3, 2017


William "Bill" E. Olson
Nov 27, 1962 - Dec 3, 2017

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Mr. William E. "Bill" Olson, 55, of rural Burlington died Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Great River Medical Center.

Born November 27, 1962 in Maddock, ND, he was the son of Dennis and Shirley (Aabrekke) Olson. As a teenager he met Patricia A. "Patty" Olson at Bethel Baptist Church, Park River, ND where they were later married on June 8, 1985.

Bill was employed as a supervisor at Case New Holland in Burlington for the last six years. He worked in management at Menards for twenty-five years prior. Bill graduated from Edinburg, ND High School and earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Mayville State University in 1986.

He was a devoted member of Burlington Baptist Church where he enjoyed being an Awana leader and Trustee. He loved the outdoors and spending time working the land. He spent his free time hunting, fishing and working on a good project. He was known as someone that could do it all and always wanted to lend a helping hand. Above all else, he was a devoted husband, father, and follower of Christ.

Survivors include his wife Patty; one daughter, Jessica (Andrew Schupick) Olson of Mission, KS; one son, Alexander Olson of Burlington; his parents, Dennis and Shirley Olson of Edinburg, ND; five brothers, Dennis (Amanda) Olson Jr. of Billings, MT, John Olson, David (DeeDee) Olson, Timothy (Caroline) Olson, and Daniel (Tammy) Olson all of Edinburg, ND; one sister, Debbie (Bob) Sollom of Raleigh, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents; brother, Carl, and beloved mother-in-law, Virginia Gillespie.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Lunning Chapel. The funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 8, 2017 at Burlington Baptist Church. Rev. Kendall Adams will officiate. Interment will be in Edinburg, ND at a later date.

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Connie Smith on Dec 22, 2017

So sorry.. I worked with Bill as his first assistant manager.til 2010. I just found out today. I'm so sorry.

Kristi Tangelin Zimbelman on Dec 6, 2017

CandlePatti, I have fond memories of Bill as a kind and gentle cousin growing up. I am so sorry for your loss . Praying for God to wrap you up in love and peace as you move forward. My deepest condolences.

Tom Kuntz on Dec 6, 2017

Patty, Alex and Jessica, you are in our prayers for comfort from the Holy Spirit. Bill was a friend and truly an outstanding Christian Brother to me. One of my last memories of Bill was the overflowing love as I witnessed last week, as he told the Sparkies at Awannas of his Salvation at the age of 10. The joy to Bill and others as he then led a young man to the Lord was overwhelming. I like you will miss him greatly - till we meet again. Tom Kuntz

lorikivlahan on Dec 6, 2017

Patty, I've been praying for you and your whole family that God wraps his arms around each of you and comforts you??'???'???'?

John and Rhonda Monks on Dec 6, 2017

So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. May God's peace comfort you all during this sad time. Praying for the whole family.

Deb and Todd Berry on Dec 6, 2017

Bill was a kind and gentle soul. He was a friend to everyone he met and a blessing to those who knew him. Deb and Todd Berry

Ron and Becky Cook on Dec 6, 2017

CandleSo sorry for your loss. Bill was a great guy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ron and Becky Cook

Cathy Otto on Dec 5, 2017

Sending thoughts and Prayers. Rick & Cathy Otto

James on Dec 5, 2017



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