Brian Lee Olson, age 44

Brian Lee Olson, age 44, of East Grand Forks, MN, passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2011, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND with his family by his side.

Brian Lee Olson was born on April 22, 1967, in Rapid City, South Dakota, and is the son of Kenneth Olson Jr. and Cindy (Gregoire) Olson. Brian grew up and attended school in East Grand Forks, MN, graduating with the class of 1985. Brian attended UND and continued his education at Aaker’s Business College, where he received a degree in business. Brian worked at Consource Convenience Store from 1994-1997, and was employed at Hugo’s Family Marketplace from 2000-2009.  In his free time, Brian enjoyed spending time at Maple Lake, reading, traveling, studying and learning Spanish on his own, and attending his nephews sporting events. He also participated in Tae Kwon Do, where he earned a Brown belt.

Family members who survive Brian include his mother Cindy Olson of East Grand Forks, MN; father Kenny Jr, (Linda Pinta) of Minneapolis, MN; brother Steve (Rhonda) Olson, of East Grand Forks, MN; 2 nephews, Matthew and Jacob, and his niece Karissa whom he was very proud to be her Godfather, grandmothers, Effie Gregoire and Elaine Olson, both of East Grand Forks, MN. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his grandfather’s Bert Gregoire and Kenneth Olson Sr.

Brian had a heart of “GOLD” and will be deeply missed by family and friends.

Funeral Service: 10:30 AM on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, East Grand Forks, MN.

Visitation: 1 hour before services at the church.

Interment: Calvary Cemetery ~ Grand Forks, ND.

Online Guestbook: www.stennesfuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Stennes Funeral Home, East Grand Forks, Minnesota

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