Scott Alan Olson


Scott Alan Olson, age 49, of Grand Rapids, MN passed away peacefully, after a long battle with blastomycosis, on October 4, 2019, at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, surrounded by family.

Scott was born in Park Rapids, MN in 1970 to Larry and Carolynn Olson. He was raised in Grand Rapids, graduating from Grand Rapids High School in 1988. After graduation he joined the U.S. Army, where he served from 1991 to 1993. After the military, Scott attended Bemidji State University, where he graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree.

Scott was united in marriage to Audra Robertson in 1996, together they raised 2 children. He was employed at MDI and he was active with the Special Olympics and Ventures Travel. Scott loved working with people with special needs and did so for 20 years. He served on the La Prairie city council from 2018 to 2019.

Scott loved his family immensely; he was often seen at his children’s sporting events cheering them on, and any other activities his children were involved in. He enjoyed any family time he could be involved with. Scott loved running, reading, and spending time with friends.

He is preceded in death by a daughter, Cierra Rae; grandparents, Ferdinand and Lillian Litzau, Agnes and Arnold Olson; in-laws, Charles and Wilma Robertson and Chester and Eleanor Robertson; great grandparents and God Parents, Josephine and George Norcross.

Scott is survived by his wife of 23 years, Audra; children Kassidy (Tyler Baird) and Ryan Olson; parents, Larry and Carolynn; sister, Josephine (Travis) Czerny; brother, Gregory (Jenny Morgan) Olson; brother-in-law, Chad Robertson; nieces, Brittany, Brooke, Averi, Morgan, and Kelsey; nephews, Cody, Dylan, and Caden, several aunts, uncles, cousins, and his beloved dog, Bella.

Visitation will be Wednesday, October 9th from 5 - 7:00 PM at Rowe Funeral Home in Grand Rapids, and again on Thursday from 10:00 AM lasting until the Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grand Rapids. Father Seth Gogolin will officiate.

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