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Monday December 20th, 2021
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Loring L. Olson

Loring L. Olson, 89, of Albert Lea, MN passed away on December 15, 2021, at St John’s Fountain Lake Campus, Albert Lea, MN.

A Celebration of Life will be held Monday, December 20, 2021, at 10:30 am at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. Pastor Don Malinsky will officiate. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service on Monday.

Loring Lavern Olson was born February 13, 1932, in Albert Lea to Edward “Eddie” and Martha (Bothum). Loring grew up in Albert Lea and graduated from Albert Lea High School. On March 16, 1952, Loring was united in marriage to Marilyn Kaufmann. Together Loring and Marilyn welcomed three children and remained in Albert Lea raising their family.

Loring worked at Wilson Company as a driver for many years. Later Loring, Marilyn and their daughter Holly began Olson’s Amoco Oil in Ellendale, MN. Marilyn passed away in 1995. Upon retirement, Loring’s favorite activities were golfing, playing cards, traveling and daily walks. Loring was a member of 1st Lutheran Church in Albert Lea and enjoyed choir, and volunteering in many of the church functions including Holidays Ahead and distributing food for families in need. In January 2001 Loring married Virginia “Jinni” Gaasedelen.

Loring was so loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed. He was always known for his kindness and beautiful smile. Loring’s family has been blessed to have such a wonderful father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

Loring is survived by his children, Sharon (Paul) Jacobson, Holly (Greg) Wayne and Steve (Bonnie) Olson; Loring’s grandchildren, Nick (Katie) Wayne, Nathan (Linnea) Wayne, Ashley (Tim) Boehme, Brian Jacobson and Jennifer (Keith) Daddario and Jennifer’s mother, Kim Olson; great grandchildren, Amelia, Graham, and Lincoln Wayne, Monroe Wayne, River Wayne and Vincent and Lucy Daddario; Jinni’s daughter Kris (Bruce) Ponto; sister-in-law, Phiz Olson.

Loring is preceded in death by his wives, Marilyn and Virginia; grandson, Todd Jacobson; great grandchildren, Kenden and Hayden Boehme; brothers, Stuart Olson and Russ Olson.

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I remember working with Loring and all the fishing trip he went on with the Vasco group. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

Shane & Mary Overgaard Dec 20 2021 5:59 PM

I remember your Dad so many years ago - this loss is so sad. Our thoughts are with the entire family.

Chuck & Theresa Pappas Dec 20 2021 11:09 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Loring Olson

Floyd and Donna Walker Dec 19 2021 7:52 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Loring Olson

Don and Susan Morris Dec 18 2021 4:17 PM

He was a very Good Man.

Bob Levisen Dec 17 2021 8:53 PM

Our thoughts are with you!! Your dad was truly an inspiration for anyone who met him. A kind and caring man who made this world a better place.

Mark and Sharon Sorenson Dec 17 2021 3:55 PM

My sympathy to you all. Uncle Loring was a gentle soul and will be missed. Bless you with sweet and loving memories.

Renee (Schrank) Bardon Dec 17 2021 11:01 AM

He was simply a wonderful man. Kind and always helping others. Sympathy to you all.

Liz Wangsness Dec 17 2021 9:00 AM

Mark and I enjoyed Loring so much....his smile...laugh and his conversations....he always stopped to visit....we send our sympathy and prayers ....with love

Mark and Gail Skroch Dec 17 2021 8:31 AM

He was a fine man. You are all nestled gently in our thoughts and prayers.

Al & Gail Batt Dec 16 2021 11:58 PM