J. A. “Auggie” Olson


John August “Auggie” Olson, 85, of Robinson, ND, passed away on November 21, 2020.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, November 23, 2020 at Bethany Lutheran Church, Robinson, ND.  Masks are required out of respect for Auggie’s passing of Covid-19.  Burial will be at the Bethany Lutheran Cemetery. A Livestream of the Service will be available on the Bismarck Funeral Home Facebook page.

Auggie was born on January 2, 1935 to John and Ellen (Peterson) Olson on the farm near Robinson, where he was raised and educated.  After graduation he entered the military and was honorably discharged.  He went on to attend the North State School of Science, Wahpeton, ND where he earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.

Auggie was a lifelong Robinson resident who served the community working on small motors and was involved in preserving the history of Robinson.  As he was very proud of his Scandinavian heritage, he loved going to the Norsk Hostfest every year.    He also enjoyed hunting, raising Herefords, farming, and collecting antiques.  He would travel the country to find a good bell, steam engine, stationary engines, and the like.

Auggie is survived by his brother, Ernest (Joyce), seven nieces and nephews; and several great and great great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister and brother-in-law, Esther (Virgil) Hirchert; and great nephew, Eric Hirchert.

To view the service for Auggie click here.

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