August 16, 1941 - December 24, 2015


Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at the Daniel Funeral Home Chapel in St. Cloud for Axel E. Olson, Jr., age 74 of Alexandria and formerly of St. Cloud who passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2015 at his home. Pastor David Christman will officiate. Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery, St. Cloud.

Family and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday and after 9:00 a.m. on Thursday at the Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud.

Axel was born August 16, 1941 in St. Cloud, Minnesota to Axel and Marceline (Deering) Olson, Sr. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps from 1958 until his honorable discharge in 1962. Axel married Betty L. Mader on August 26, 1967 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Holdingford. He owned and operated sewing centers in St. Cloud and Alexandria. Axel was a life member of the St. Cloud Marine Corps League Valhalla Detachment #171, a member of the Waite Park American Legion Silver Star Post #428, West Central DAV and past Commander of the St. Cloud DAV Chapter #9.

Axel is survived by his son, Robert “Buster” (Erin) of Sauk Centre; daughters, Axeen (Jeremy) Armstrong of Glenwood, Barbara (Robert) LeClaire of St. Martin; six grandchildren, Robert, Jr., Domingo, Ashlee, Chantel, Axeen and Trenton; brother, Daniel (Judy) of Clear Lake, Wisconsin and sister, Betty Abisch of Jacksonville, Florida.

Axel was preceded in death by his parents; and infant sister, Axeen.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.