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Robert G. Olson

Robert “Bob” G. Olson, age 89, of Huron, died September 23, 2012, at his home.  His memorial service was at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, October 2nd at the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Andrew Crandall and Rev. Allen Sager officiating.  Burial was at 9:30 AM Tuesday at Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery with military by the Huron Veterans Council.  Please direct memorials to the Huron Parks and Recreation Department or a charity of choice. 

Robert “Bob” G. Olson was born June 3, 1923, to George W. and Eleanor M. (Sohn) Olson at Huron.  He attended Huron Public Schools and Huron College.  Enlisting in the United States Army Air Corps in December 1942, Bob served as a B-29 Engineer.  He was honorably discharged in November 1945.  Returning to Huron College after the war, he met Marlyn M. Cheney.  They married on February 16, 1947.  The first eighteen years of his work career were spent with Tredway Sporting Goods.  The remainder of his career was spent with the Equitable Life Assurance Society and Farmers & Merchants Bank Trust department.  In retirement, Bob enjoyed family, friends and the outdoors.

Throughout his life Bob was very active in community affairs serving on many boards including twelve years with the Huron Parks and Recreation Board.  He was appointed then twice elected to the Huron Board of Education.  Also active in his church, Bob was an ordained Elder and Deacon.

He is perhaps best known for the thousands of “You are in the Public Eye” recognition cards sent to family, friends, acquaintances and strangers.  These acts of random kindness touched many lives.

Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Marlyn; his parents; and sisters, Lorraine Cotton and Mary Lou Fosheim.

Grateful for sharing his life are his special friend, Bernice Todd; two sons, David (Kay) Olson of Sioux Falls and Dennis (Mona) Olson of Huron; four grandchildren, Seth (Lori) Olson, Maggie (Jonathan) Tilk, Sarah Jensen and Heidi Jensen; two great grandchildren, C.J. and Josie Olson; and many loved nieces and nephews.

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