October 19, 1922 - November 13, 2017


Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, November 17, 2017 at the Daniel Funeral Home Chapel in St. Cloud, MN for Myron Sylvester Olson age 95 of St. Cloud, MN. He died on Monday, November 13, 2017 at St. Benedict Senior Community in St. Cloud. Rev. Mr. Richard Scheierl will officiate. Entombment will be private in Assumption Mausoleum in St. Cloud. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at Daniel Funeral Home.

Myron better known as Mike was born October 19, 1922 in Guthrie, MN the son of Oscar and Marie (Vestre) Olson. He graduated from Bemidji High School in 1943 and went to work with the system welders on the Northern Pacific Railroad in 1943. He then attended Morse Telegraph School in Jamestown, ND. Mike worked as a Telegraph operator until his retirement on October 19, 1982. Over the years, he also worked for Gopher Lumber, Yellow Cab Company and Scherer Soft Water Company. He also did appliance repair work.

Mike was united in marriage to Mary Kryzsko in Miles City MT on April 2, 1945. Two children were born to this union, Andrew and Barbara. Over the years, Mike liked to travel, hunt and fish. He was a member of St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Veteran’s Association, NARVE (National Association of Railway Veteran Employees), Northern Pacific Railway Historical Association, Eagles Aerie #622, the Transportation Communication Union, and area (STARail Legacy) Project.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Mary; 3 brothers, Verlyn, Chester, and Robert, and one sister Gladys.

He is survived; by his daughter, Barbara Olson of Shoreview, MN; his son Andrew (Marlys) Olson of St. Cloud, MN; two grandchildren, Lynn Olson and Robert Olson both of St. Cloud, MN; and one sister, Ilene, of Guthrie MN, nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Memorials are suggested to the charities of your choice.