Bruce A. Olson

Bruce A. Olson

May 3, 1950 – May 17, 2020


Bruce A. Olson, age 70.  The youngest son of Lenore and Kenneth.  He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Gary.  He is survived by wife, Denise; and sons, Matthew and John.

He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1973 and earned his MBA from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in 1981.  He then became a CPA in 1986.

In his free time, Bruce enjoyed coaching his sons in baseball and hockey.  He also looked forward to spending time hunting with his best friend, Jessie, and fishing in his new boat.

Faith was an important part of Bruce’s life and he always enjoyed volunteering at Messiah Lutheran Church.

VISITATION following CDC guidelines: Thursday, May 21st from 4pm to 7pm, at the West Center Chapel.  FUNERAL SERVICE: Friday, May 22nd, 11am, West Center Chapel.  INTERMENT: Calvary Cemetery.  Memorials will be directed by the family.


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  • Jim & Kathy Nicholsen Posted May 18, 2020 3:58 pm

    For years, no matter what the weather, we would see this quiet man walking to church. His faith and determination was an inspiration to us and our children. He will be missed.

    An American Chestnut tree is planted in his honor.

  • Stan Rothe Posted May 20, 2020 6:46 am

    I got to know Bruce at the Men’s bible study and Mens Goup meetings at Messiah Lutheran where we were both members. His participation was enjoyed and appreciated by everyone. When he could no longer attend he was missed. But Buce continued to attend services and take communion, with the help of his wife and sons for as long as he could. He will remain in our hearts and memories and be an inspiration to us all.

  • Joe Miller Posted May 20, 2020 10:28 am

    I also got to know Bruce with his involvement at Messiah Lutheran Church. My first interaction with Bruce was when both of us were on the Ministry Council and our participation together at his first Council retreat. I got a good feeling as we started discussing the future yearly plans of the church, but then got into some aspects of our personal lives. This relationship growth that started there also went into our Men’s Bible study, the Men in Mission group, and the Food Pantry. There were a lot of times where Bruce would come at a problem in a different angle, causing me to think “I hadn’t thought about it that way” and therefore helped me to grow in my faith. He will be missed by those of us that knew him.

  • Mary Sue ( Winchell) Mehal Posted May 21, 2020 1:25 pm

    Denise, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you. I am sorry that I can not attend the services but my thoughts and prayers are with you and your sons. Sue

  • Mary Ann and Denny Palma Posted May 21, 2020 7:28 pm

    Denise, and family our sincere sympathy for your loss. Our prayers are with your family.

  • Cricket Spreitzer Posted May 22, 2020 1:40 pm

    Denny, Matt, & John….so sorry to hear of Bruce’s death. He will be missed by all the family. May your happy memories bring you comfort and strength.–Cricket & Josie

  • Lauren and Tony Kincaid Posted May 23, 2020 7:24 am

    Denise, John and Matt – We are thinking of you and sending you love at this very sad time.
    The Kincaids

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