Warren Olson, 85, Minot, passed away Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at Trinity Hospital in Minot.
Warren Chester Olson was born April 17, 1927, the son of George and Hannah (Tollefson) Olson, in Minneapolis. He moved to Minot with his family at a young age. Warren had two older siblings, Harvey and Shirley. He attended Minot High School. At the age of 17, he enlisted in the Navy. He received an honorable discharge in July 1946 as Fireman 1st Class V-6.
Warren was once married to Rita Apple. From this union, a son, Gary, was born. In 1982, he married Lois (Hennessy) King. They moved to Minot in 1984. He drove taxi in Minot in his early years. After moving to California, he worked at a hydraulics plant, producing systems for Boeing. He later worked as a golf equipment mechanic on several golf courses at Incline Village, Lake Tahoe, Nev., and the Phoenician in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was recognized as the 1998 Phoenician Finest Employee.
Warren was a member and volunteer for the American Legion at Incline Village in Lake Tahoe. During his retirement years, he enjoyed driving his golf cart around daily and visiting neighbors in Apache Junction, Ariz.
Warren is survived by: his loving wife, Lois Olson, Minot; stepdaughter, Maureen (Laurel) Anderson, Chandler, Ariz.; stepson, Dan (Sandy) King, Phoenix, Ariz.; granddaughters, Rebecca Dyste, Sarah Dyste (Sean Politz); stepgrandson, Casey (Katie) King; stepgranddaughter, Jena Hoel King; great-granddaughters, Leia Dyste, Jessica Skaggs and Payton King; great-grandson, Brody Skaggs; nephews, Steve (Cheryl) Christianson, Eric (Nancy) Olson and Jock (Shirley) Olson; niece, Tanya Herboldt; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Warren was preceded in death by: his parents; son, Gary; daughter, Cheryl (Bernard) Dyste; brother, Harvey; sister, Shirley; and stepson, Herb King.
Memorial Service: Monday, Dec. 3, at 3 p.m., in Thompson-Larson Funeral Home Chapel, Minot.
Interment: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.
Visitation: There will be no reviewal, but friends may sign the register on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorials: are preferred to the Disabled American Veterans or to an organization of the donor's choice.
Those wishing to sign the online register and share memories may access the online obituaries section at (www.thompsonlarson.com).