Gregory P. Olson

Gregory P. Olson, age 47, of Grand Rapids, MN passed away on November 4, 2019, at the Essentia Health – St Mary’s, Duluth, MN.

Greg was born in Park Rapids, MN in 1972 to Larry and Carolynn Olson. He was raised in Grand Rapids, graduating from Grand Rapids High School in 1990. Greg graduated from Itasca Community College and Bemidji State University with his degree in Sociology. Greg married Jenny Morgan on April 6, 1996 in Las Vegas, NV and together they raised three children. Greg worked at a variety of places, including North Homes, the sawmill in Remer, Potlatch, Mutch’s Forestry, Custom Medical, and most recently, at Walmart.

Greg enjoyed playing and coaching basketball, taking his kids to the park and teaching them about trees, trips to Gooseberry Falls, video games, and running 5k and 10k races.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Scott Olson; niece, Cierra Olson; grandparents, Ferdinand and Lillian Litzau, and Agnes and Arnold Olson.

Greg is survived by his children, Morgan, Kelsey, and Dylan Olson; parents, Larry and Carolynn; sister, Josephine (Travis) Czerny; sister-in-law, Audra Olson; nieces, Brittany, Brooke, and Kassidy; nephews, Cody, and Ryan; great niece, Averi; and former spouse, Jenny Morgan, all of Grand Rapids; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Visitation will be Friday, November 8, 2019 at 10:00 AM at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grand Rapids followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM. Fr. Seth Gogolin will officiate. Burial will be at Itasca-Calvary Cemetery at a later date.

Arrangements are with Rowe Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Grand Rapids, MN. To sign the online guestbook or send condolences visit

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