Lincoln Odean "Link" Olson

  • "So sorry for your loss he was a good man."
    - D.J Reynolds

It is with great sadness that the family of Lincoln Odean "Link" Olson announces his passing. Link, 83, of Lake City, was in a motorcycle accident and met his savior face-to-face, on January 2, 2019.
Link was born November 3, 1935 in Hendricks, Minnesota to Arnie and Pearl Olson. Links first job was with Marvin Schwan assisting him in ice cream deliveries to neighboring farm families. After graduating from Marshal High School, Link joined the US Air Force and proudly served in the Korean War. A career with Occidental brought him to White Springs, FL and provided a home in Lake City, which he shared with his beautiful bride, Sheila Olson, for 38 years.
Link loved sharing the gospel throughout his entire life. He enjoyed singing in the church choir for numerous years, was a devout deacon to his church family, a volunteer with the youth group, and avid member of the Christian Motorcycle Association. Over the years, Link was an active community member, serving as a volunteer EMT, Firefighter, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Citizen Patrol Officer.
Link loved his family, an exciting adventure, riding his motorcycle and fishing. His undaunted spirit amazed us all when he met up with a cousin in Minnesota, and in a true Huckleberry Finn voyage, tirelessly steered his pleasure-boat down the Mississippi River back to Florida, casting his fishing pole all along the way. Never wavering on the importance of family, Link would never hesitate to hop on his motorcycle for a visit to Minnesota.
Link will be lovingly remembered and forever cherished by Sheila, his children, Sandra (Shane) Buck, Sherry Olson, Suzy Garrison, David (Mickey) Olson, Amanda (Darrel) Laurette, and Alanna (Steven) Whitehead as well as 15 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Welcoming Link into heaven are his mother, father, brother (Arnie Jr.) sisters, (Bonnie Sue and Baby Olson), and granddaughter (Anniston Grace Whitehead).
A memorial service in honor of Link will be held on Saturday, January 12 at 2 pm at Celebration Community Church, 174 SW Morning Star Glen, Ft. White, FL 32038. A fellowship meal and a time to share experiences/memories will follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Links favorite charity, by making checks out to: The Anniston Grace Foundation, and sending them to: 308 SE Baya Drive, Lake City, FL 32025.
Published in Lake City Reporter from Jan. 9 to Jan. 11, 2019
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