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Edwin J. Olson

Dr. Edwin J. Olson, 94, resident of Baxter, previously of Minneapolis, passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at his home with his family by his side. He was born on January 6, 1918 in Minneapolis to the late Jacob and Hanna Olson. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 – 1944. He was united in marriage to Antje Anderson on May 28, 1977. Military honors will be provided by the Brainerd VFW Post 1647 Color Guard.

Survived by his wife, Antje Olson; Step daughters, Kathy Cohn and her children, Kara and Brian; Jean Totzke, Shelley Pinck, Robin Pinck and partner, Stephanie Leckband, Karla (Shawn) O’Brien, Tina Anderson, 6-grandchildren, Justin (Amanda) O’Brien, Shawna (Joseph) Reed, Antje Anderson, Jesse Monson, Wyatt Theis, Noah Anderson; 1-great grandchild, Collin Reed;

He is preceded in death by his parents; step-daughter, Belinda Pinck-Doerr

The family wishes to say a special thank you to Bethany Hospice.

Memorial Services will be held 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 22 at Good Samaritan Society – Bethany Chapel in Brainerd with the Reverend Russell Kalenberg, officiating. Visitation will be held half-hour before services.

Nelson-Doran Funeral Home and Crematory, Brainerd.