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  • Gary Lynn Olson

  • Gary Lynn Olson, 70, of Waseca, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at his home.
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  • Gary Lynn Olson, 70, of Waseca, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at his home. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 16, at Zion Lutheran Church in Odin, with interment in the church cemetery. For guest book and further information visit www.McRaithFuneralHome.com.
    Gary, son of Ernest and Gladys (Lenning) Olson, was born March 26, 1942, in St. James. Gary attended school in Odin and St. James. On May 4, 1963, Gary was united in marriage to Wanda Hansen at the Zion Lutheran Church in Odin. After their marriage they lived in Odin and Gary worked at the Odin Feed Mill until they moved to Arizona for a short time. Later they returned to Minnesota and lived in Ormsby. Gary began a 40 year career as a machinist, working at S.T. Industries in St. James, Winegar Inc. in Waseca and Viracon in Owatonna, from which he retired. Gary enjoyed spending time visiting with family and friends and especially enjoyed time with his grandchildren. Gary also enjoyed being outdoors, gardening, fishing, camping and watching the Minnesota Twins.
    Gary is survived by his wife, Wanda Olson of Ormsby; children, Angie Olson of Omaha, Nebr., Amy (Dale) Tonne of Fairmont, Scott Olson of Ormsby and Annie Olson of Mankato; grandchildren, James Tonne, Luke Tonne, Amber Tonne and Jackson Pooley; sister, Nancy (Roger) Braaten, Butterfield; and by nieces and other relatives and friends.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; and two children.
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