Thomas Carl Olson died Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, at Milaca Elim Home after a short illness. He was 77 years old.

He was born on Dec. 9, 1941 to Carl and Rosalie (McCallum) at Pokegama Hospital in Pine County, Minnesota.

He attended country school from first to eighth grade at the same school his dad attended. He graduated from Mora High School in 1959. He then attended the University of Minnesota for Pharmacy.

His career as a pharmacist took him to Albert Lea, St. Cloud and finally back to Mora Drug Store, Kanabec Hospital and Pamida. He also did relief work at Onamia Drug, Isle Drug and Country Valu Drug in North Branch.

He was able to travel in the U.S. and overseas for many years with his sister Rhonda. He loved to collect antiques especially civil war pieces and Shaker items.  He enjoyed spending time at his family’s farm with his cows.  He enjoyed being uncle to his sister’s fur babies.

He was preceded in death by his dad, mom, grandparents and many other relatives.

He is survived by his sister, Rhonda Olson; favorite family, Mike, Sara, Axel, Leo and Hazel Telander; very special friends, Wayne (June) Nelson, Jerry (LaVonne) Pearson, Rosalie (Gene) Carda and Elvin and Joy Austin; and many cousins; also fur babies, Imogene, Abby, Benji, Rosie and Sophie.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Derek Wiechmann officiating. Visitation will also be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Dresser Methven Funeral Home on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, and one hour prior to the service.

Memorials preferred to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Arrangements by Dresser Methven Funeral and Cremation Services.


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