Ralph OlsonRalph Olson, age 80, of Northwood, ND passed away on Friday, December 18, 2009 at the Deaconess Health Center in Northwood.
Ralph Olson, age 80, of Northwood, ND passed away on Friday, December 18, 2009 at the Deaconess Health Center in Northwood.
Ralph was born December 8, 1929 in Larimore, the son of Clifford and Bessie (Leeson) Olson. He was raised and educated in Larimore and Grand Forks. He attended a trade school in Bismarck for small appliance repair. Ralph honorably served in the United States Army from August 20, 1946 to December 15, 1947 stationed in Japan during the occupation following the war. He then worked on the section gang for the Northern Pacific Railroad in western North Dakota. He moved to Rockford, Illinois for a time, employed by a metal plating company. Ralph returned to Grand Forks where he worked for and retired from Red River Cement in Grand Forks. He married Kay Bommer in 1961.
He is survived by his son: John (Mary) Olson, Grand Forks and his daughters Georgia (Tim) McLean, Hatton, and Susan (Dan) Hovet, Thompson; grandchildren: Colby Olson, Marcus, Samuel and Alexis McLean, Cassandra, Alyssa and Jacob Hovet.
He was preceded in death by his father Clifford Olson, mother Bessie Leeson Harrington and stepfather Adrian Harrington.
FUNERAL SERVICES: Tuesday, December 22 at 10:00 a.m. in the Bakke Funeral Chapel, Larimore.
INTERMENT: Bellevue Cemetery, Larimore.
VISITATION: Monday, December 21 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. with a 6:30 p.m. prayer service in the Bakke Funeral Home. Visitation will resume for one hour prior to the funeral on Tuesday.
BAKKE FUNERAL HOME, LARIMORE, ND