Vernon "Bud" Olson
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Vernon L. Olson passed away January 24, 2013, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, IA. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., January 31, 2013, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 517 SW Des Moines St., Ankeny, IA. Burial will be at the Rock Island National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, IL. A visitation will be held 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, January 30, at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd.)
Bud was born April 10, 1930, in Lowry, MN, the son of Anton and Inga Olson. He graduated from Glenwood High School in Glenwood, MN and attended trade school for automotive repair. He served in The U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He married the love of his life Barbara "Bobbie" Olson September 19, 1959. He worked for Bee Line Automotive Equipment Co. in Bettendorf, IA, for 30 years starting as a salesman and retiring as company president. He received numerous honors and travelled the world sharing his expertise in auto and heavy truck maintenance. He was a church council member, Boy Scout leader and a loving husband and father.
Bud is survived by three sons, Rev. Timothy (Cynthia) Olson, Daniel (Treva) Olson, both of Ankeny and Christopher Olson of Des Moines. He is also survived by two grandsons, Jonathan and Michael and a sister, Rosella Olsen of Alexandria, MN. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bobbie Olson who passed away in 1995.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Wounded Warriors project www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
Condolences at www.memorialservicesofiowa.com.
Published in Des Moines Register from Jan. 27 to Jan. 29, 2013