Arlen Olson

Arlen Olson

Arlen B. Olson, 85, White Bear Lake, died March 15, 2021.

A memorial service was Monday, March 22, at South Shore Trinity Lutheran Church in White Bear Lake. A private family interment was at Lakeview Cemetery in Mahtomedi.

Arlen Olson was born on Nov. 13, 1935, to Bennett and Edith (Hultgren) Olson in Luverne. After graduating from Luverne High School in 1953, Arlen served in the Air Force for four years and then went on to Augustana University. He earned his Master of Education at the University of Minnesota. He was a beloved teacher in the White Bear Lake School District.

After teaching, he traveled throughout the U.S. with his wife, selling his artwork. He is an internationally known automotive artist with dealers in Europe, Canada and across the U.S. Arlen loved golfing, restoring old cars, and most of all, time with his family.

Arlen is survived by his wife, Martha; three children, Kim Thommes, Rebecca (Mark) Christiansen and Marc (Kim) Olson; grandchildren Jacob (Sherin), Emily, Nicholas Thommes, Cassandra, Samantha, Katelyn Christiansen, Jordan, Erin and Elizabeth Olson; two sisters, DyAnn Emery, and MaReese Cragoe; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Donna and Hal Paulson; along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers-in-law.

Arrangements are provided by Honsa Family Funeral Home, 651-429-6172.

 (0325 F)

Comment Here