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...Read More »
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“Pastor Tim- We met your family at Redeemer Lutheran Church in 1966 Your father and I served on the Church Council, Finance and Stewardship...Read More »
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“Tim; 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...Read More »
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“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...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Tony Porretta - Philadelphia, PA

“Bud Olson-Teacher-Mentor-Friend As we travel thru this world it seems there are just a handful of people that have a lasting effect on your life....Read More »
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“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...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Christopher Schutt - PA

“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...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Tom Kewan - Eau Claire, WI

“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. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Robert A Henderson - Grants Pass, OR

“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...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Peggy Woeckener - Davenport, IA

“Always enjoyed Uncle Bud's stories of his and Bobbie's travels and of course growing up in Lowry. ”
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Vernon L. "Bud" Olson
Vernon L. Olson passed away January 24, 2013 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, IA. Funeral services will be held at 10:30am, January 31 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 517 SW Des Moines St., Ankeny, IA. Burial will be at the Rock Island National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, IL. A visitation will be held 5:00 – 8:00pm, Wednesday, January 30 at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd.)
Bud was born April 10, 1930 in Lowry, MN, the son of Anton and Inga Olson. He graduated from Glenwood High School in Glenwood, MN and attended trade school for automotive repair. He served in The U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He married the love of his life Barbara "Bobbie" Olson September 19, 1959. He worked for Bee Line Automotive Equipment Co. in Bettendorf, IA for 30 years starting as a salesman and retiring as company president. He received numerous honors and travelled the world sharing his expertise in auto and heavy truck maintenance. He was a church council member, Boy Scout leader and a loving husband and father.
Bud is survived by three sons; Rev. Timothy (Cynthia) Olson, Daniel (Treva) Olson, both of Ankeny and Christopher Olson of Des Moines. He is also survived by two grandsons Jonathan and Michael and a sister Rosella Olsen of Alexandria, MN. He was preceded in death by his wife Bobbie Olson who passed away in 1995.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Wounded Warriors project www.woundedwarriorproject.org