James "Ole" Olson
1951 - 2020
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James "Ole" Olson

Tea - James Anton Olson "Ole", age 69 of Tea passed away in his home on June 26, 2020 after a hard fought battle against cancer.

James "Ole" was born on February 27, 1951 in Bristol, SD the son of Kenneth and Elizabeth (Brokaw) Olson. He worked various jobs in the trucking industry and in the Motor Coach industry. He also proudly served in the South Dakota Army National Guard for over 21 years.

Grateful for having shared his life are: his wife, Deborah, his children, Kimberly (Josh) Watson, Nicole (Corey) Kasin, Steven Olson; his grandchildren, McCartney Watson and Milo Kasin; brothers, David (Patricia) Olson, Richard (Sandra) Olson; a sister Janet (Kirk) Lardy; nieces and nephews and his ex-wife, Gail (Jack) Duck.

Visitation for Ole will be on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at Heritage Funeral Home from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm with a Celebration of Life service at 6:30 pm. Interment will be Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. in the Bristol Cemetery, Bristol, SD.

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Published in Argus Leader from Jun. 27 to Jun. 28, 2020.
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July 2, 2020
Sorry for your loss. As noted in another entry, I can still hear Jim's laugh. I was always so proud to tell people that my cousin was a state champion in the quarter mile. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Lyle Olson
July 1, 2020
Deb, and family, so sorry for your loss. Jim is now at peace no more suffering. Prayers to you all!!
Terri Anderson
June 30, 2020
Condolences to the Olson family. Jim and I were classmates at Bristol School. Last year was our 50th class reunion.
Wanda (Stadsklev) Strike
June 29, 2020
Dear Olson Family: My thoughts and prayers go out to you! I have had many moments the last couple of days reminiscing about times spent with Ole in the SDARNG. Great memories of our FDC unit - getting the job done, yet having a lot of laughs (I can still hear Ole's laugh)! Ole - you were a great soldier and friend, God Bless you - rest in peace!!
Lance Johnson
June 28, 2020
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deann behnke
June 28, 2020
Remembering all the great times we had I will never forget all the fun we had. Rest in Peace my dear friend and we love you and will remember all your great smiles and the great Ole jokes,lol
Deann Behnke
June 27, 2020
Remembering a fun, kind person. In his quiet way, he made our world a more pleasant place. Sending our condolences to all of the Olson relatives. Hugs!
Sue & Dale Petersen
June 27, 2020
Jim, your service to your state, country and family will never be forgotten nor in vain. It has been my honor and pleasure to have known you. I wish best in heaven. Oooh Rah fellow Veteran.
Oliver L (Jack) Duck Sr
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