Warner J. Olson

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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I grieve for Jim, my best friend for more than 50 years.
We met in 1956 in Aurora, Minn., where he was a math teacher and kept in constant contact throughout his lifetime and the many ups and downs of a fulfilled life.
My deepest sympathy to the family, Kurt Greifzu, 81, his former German chesspartner. (contact address: claudiagreifzu@googlemail.com)

Jim was my best friend from early on with the Saturday Nighters. We always traveled from group to group, trying to find the best looking girls. We both told a lot of jokes, and finally we got to the point of numbering the jokes. Then when one of us would say a number - like 15 - we would both bust out laughing and nobody could understand what was so funny. Jim was my Best Man at my wedding, and I took the wedding photos of his wedding as well as Jennifer's. We spent many a wonderful evening...

I've only known Jim the past few years, as both he and my mother lived at RiverVillage. Since he was a new resident, he's always been exceptionally considerate of my mother. His kindness to her over these years touched my heart.
I'm sorry for your loss.

Mrs. Olson, Scott, John, Jennifer, and Paul and your families,

Our deepest condolences go out to you all and you are in our thoughts and prayers daily at this difficult time. Jim was a very wise, compassionate, and funny man. I am fortunate to have known him throughout my childhood. I remember Paul inviting me over with some other friends and Jim trying to teach us to play bridge as a more challenging alternative to 500. Well, he certainly knew how to play, but we kind of lost...

Paul, Jodi, Gage and family,

I am so sorry for your loss, I have many memories from years gone by of Jim, he was a very nice man. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


Warner's Obituary

Warner Olson passed away in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The obituary was featured in Star Tribune on March 22, 2011.