Mr. Vernon "Bud" Olson

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Dear Pastor Tim, Cyndi, and Jonathan,

Our deepest condolences as you mourn the loss of your father/ father- in law/ grandfather. Although I never had the opportunity to meet him, I know how excited all of the Olsons were to have him back in Iowa last year. The obituary that summarized his life told the story of one who loved his family and others deeply, and made quite an impact upon all he met. I was particularly moved by his willingness

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Posted by: Catherine Wilson - Lebanon, TN - friend   Feb 06, 2013

Pastor Tim-

We met your family at Redeemer Lutheran Church in 1966 Your father and I served on the Church Council, Finance and Stewardship Committes before and during the first building program in 1968. He was truly "a pillar of the church" and we are blessed to have known him. He was a man of authentic faith and is missed by his friends in Bettendorf.

Larry & Linda Barquist

Posted by: Linda & Larry Barquist - Bettendorf, IA - Friends at Redeemer   Feb 02, 2013

Please know that you and your entire family are in our prayers as you move through this period of grief. Losing a parent is difficult. We suddenly become the senior generation and all that entails. I am pretty sure your father did an excellent job of preparing you and your siblings for that role. Love and blessings.

Posted by: Jean Barrington    Jan 31, 2013

To the Olson Family

I met Bud in the early 1980's when he sold me my first Bee-Line Frame Machine and our relationship started as he has been one of my Mentor's that has always been there over the years molding me into a Frame and Alignment Tech ...a Carbon Copy of himself, as he always been teaching me his knowledge years after that initial sale as we became very close friends that I always felt the Special Bond between us.


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Posted by: Tony Porretta - Philadelphia, PA - Friend-Student   Jan 31, 2013

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As we travel thru this world it seems there are just a handful of people that have a lasting effect on your life. Bud Olson was one of those memorable people. From his days at Bee-Line training technicians, to his lectures at numerous trade association events, to his world wide travel adventures, he has left a legacy. Our industry has lost a giant. I feel very blessed to have known him and to call him my friend.
Dudley Powell

Posted by: Dudley Powell - Palmyra, MO - friend   Jan 29, 2013

To the family of Bud;

I was introduced to Bud when he worked at Beeline. It was in the the late 80's and then met him at training in the early 90's. There are so many things I could say, the most I remember was his kindness, care and professionalism. In the last 8 years I had opportunity to visit him at his home.
He always welcomed a visit and as most know alignment or frame repair was one of

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Posted by: Christopher Schutt - Sugar Grove / Warren, PA - Friend, Student,   Jan 29, 2013

I'm so sorry to hear that Bud passed away. Bud helped me get started in the heavy duty wheel and frame repair business in Eau Claire, WI.

I retired 19 years ago but to this day I still have a picture of Bud on my wall at home that I see every day. He never had an unkind word to say about anyone and was someone you could trust 100%.

He never used profanities, he was a real gentleman. Everyone I knew in the industry looked up to him. We will all miss him.

Posted by: Tom Kewan - Eau Claire, WI - business / friend   Jan 28, 2013

Thank you Bud for living a life of giving to others and serving in our industry. We pray God's peace and blessing at this time of need.

Posted by: Robert A Henderson - Grants Pass, OR - Pick up and Motorhome Industry   Jan 28, 2013

Tim.Dan &Chris...This is from Richard Hawk's Mom...We were sorry to hear about your Dad, he was a very nice person and I used to serve him and friends at Bishops in Bettendorf at lunch time and of course knowing him and your Mom at church. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Peg and Don

Posted by: Peggy Woeckener - Davenport, IA - Friend   Jan 28, 2013

Always enjoyed Uncle Bud's stories of his and Bobbie's travels and of course growing up in Lowry.

Posted by: Robb Olsen - Minneapolis MN, MN - nephew   Jan 26, 2013