Milton C. Olson, age 81, of Faribault, MN, passed away Saturday, December 19, 2020 at the Emeralds of Faribault Care Center following an extended illness.
Milton Charles, the son of John Sr. and Jane (Underdahl) Olson, was born on June 4, 1939 in Faribault. He attended Faribault High School and graduated with the class of 1957. Following high school Milt served in the U.S. Army and was later transferred to the Army Reserves. On November 17, 1962 he was united in marriage to Peggy Etherton in Owatonna, MN. Together they were lifelong farmers in Wheeling Township and enjoyed being a steward of the land. He loved caring for his dairy cows and also showing cattle at fairs. During his career Milt served on many boards and associations including, FFA President, Community Co-op Board of Directors for over 28 years, Rice Dakota Corn and Bean Growers, past member of the Vo-Tech Farm Management Class, Seed Salesman for over 50 years and a 4-H Auction Buyer. He was also an usher at First English Lutheran Church and a member of the Northfield-Rice Holstein Club, Rice County DHIA and a Delegate of AMPI. Milt enjoyed football and going to Vikings games with his friends, traveling, especially going on cruises and trips to the casino.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Peggy Olson of Faribault; by two sons, David (Katie) Olson and Paul (Sharon) Olson, both of Faribault; by his grandson, Jesse Steinberg; by his brother, Jerry (Diane) Olson of Faribault and by nieces, nephew and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Sr. and Jane Olson and by two brothers, John Jr. and Keith Olson.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. at the Parker Kohl Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Johnson, Pastor at First English Lutheran Church officiating. Interment will be held at the Maple Lawn Cemetery, Faribault. For those unable to attend the service will be live-streamed through a link found on Milton’s obituary page at www.parkerkohlfuneralhome.com. The family also asks visitors to wear masks, respect social distancing, no shaking hands or hugging while attending the visitation or funeral.
Visitation will be held at the Parker Kohl Funeral Home on Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.