Ronald "Ron" Olson
December 1, 2022
Ronald Dean Olson, Ron, age 61 of Watertown, MN, formerly of Bloomington, MN, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 1, 2022. He was born March 15, 1961, to Gordon Wells Olson and Gerd Synove (Ekeberg) Olson in Minneapolis, MN.
Ron was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and son; A man who would do anything for his family. He freely shared his love of the outdoors, hunting, and fishing with those he loved, and one of his favorite places to be was the family cabin which he helped build in northern Minnesota. Ron also loved sports and enjoyed watching his children and, later, his grandchildren participate in a variety of sports and activities. Ron was a gentle and hard-working man who excelled at cabinet making. He also enjoyed his garden, having competitions with his grandkids regarding who could grow the biggest and best!
Ron met the love of his life, Pamela Beth Malo, at the age of 18, and they were united in marriage 5 years later on June 30, 1984, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lowry, MN. They began their life together and grew their family in Bloomington, then moved their 4 children and Ron’s cabinet business to Watertown in 2000, later relocating his business to Delano, MN. Ron was looking forward to starting his retirement and spending more time doing the things he loved with his family.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Gerd Olson. He is survived by his wife, Pam, of 38 years; children Shelly (Bo) Schulz, Nick (Amber) Olson, Jake (Danielle) Olson, Karl (Megan) Olson; grandchildren Aubrey Olson, Brody Schulz, and Ryker Schulz; siblings Brenda Olson and Laurie (Tom) Goettl.
A Memorial service was held on Monday, December 12, 2022, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown, MN. A gathering of family and friends was held in the church from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service.