Rodney Gene Olson, 64, Robbinsdale, MN, formerly of Bismarck, died July 30, 2018 at a Robbinsdale care center. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, August 7, at 10:30 a.m. at Bismarck Funeral Home. Burial will be held at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery.
Rodney was born November 11, 1953 to Gloria and Rudy Olson in Minot, ND. He lived in Max as a young man. He moved to Underwood and married Gladys and they had a daughter Heather in 1975. Rod joined the Army and the family moved to Tennessee. While in Tennessee Amanda was born to the family in 1979. After being honorably discharged from the Army the family returned to North Dakota.
Rodney worked various jobs. He loved fishing and being by the water. For Rodney, Sundays were all about watching car races of any kind. He loved watching airplanes and passed that love on to his daughters and grandsons.
Rodney leaves behind his daughters: Heather (Clint) Kaljian, Denver, CO and Amanda (Chad) Montgomery, Fargo ND; grandsons: Dylan Putnam and Austin Putnam, both of Fargo; sister Pam Olson and brother Larry Olson, both of Bismarck; and many nieces and nephews.
Rodney was preceded in death by his parents, Rudy and Gloria Olson, and a sister Gayle Wagner.