Delvin (Ole) P Olson, 78, of Alberton, MT passed away Friday February 25, 2022, at St. Patricks Hospital surrounded by Family.
Delvin was born in the Plum City Hospital on September 16th, 1943, to Elmer and Martha Olson. His father chose the name Delvin because he had known someone by that name and liked it. Peter was for his maternal grandfather. He is the youngest of 4 children: Elaine, Manley, Carol, and Delvin.
Delvin grew up on a farm just outside of Maiden Rock where he attended grades 1-8. As Maiden Rock no longer had a high school, he attended Plum City High School which was only 8 miles away. While in high school his dad moved the family to Plum City.
Growing up, Delvin was very interested in playing baseball and basketball. As a sophomore he became a starter on the basketball team and set many school records during his high school years. As a senior he was one of the best players in Wisconsin. When he was in high school a carnival came to Plum City. He got a job running the tilt-whorl ride. He was offered a job for the rest of the summer and left town with the carnival.
He graduated from Plum City High School in 1961 and joined the Navy rather than attend and play basketball in college. Joining the Navy was consistent with his sense of adventure and taking risks. One example, when he was about 9, he and his sister Carol were playing in the car which was parked in the back yard on a hill. Somehow the car started rolling down the hill. They both jumped out. The car went through a fence and just missed a large tree, but damage was minor to the car and Delvin’s backside.
While in the Navy he met his wife Ann and the pair eventually moved to Alberton, Montana. When speaking with family in Minnesota, Delvin would often talk about all the cats he and wife Ann had at their home in Alberton. His dad loved cats and usually had 10 or 12 around. Most were barn cats with only 1 or 2 allowed in the house. Delvin loves dogs and his family always had a dog around as well.
While known as Ole by the Montana side of the family, he was not called that growing up. There were 6 Olson families represented in the Maiden Rock Schools (only 2 related) and of the 12 in his grade school class there were 3 Olson boys, not related. His dad said he was sometimes called Ole but in Maiden Rock the best known Ole was Ole Hanson.
He is preceded in death by his parents Elmer and Martha Olson, Wife Ann Olson, and Sisters Elaine and Carol. He is survived by his brother & sister-in-law Manley and Ann Olson, daughter Teresa Schraw, daughter and son-in-law Linda & Andrew Clark, and sons Doug & Jeffrey Olson. Grandson Charlie Olson, Grandson Gregory, and Wife Tara McLaughlin. He is survived by 4 Great Grandchildren, Brittany, Kaity, Gregory Jr and Destiny as well as his first Great, Great Grandson Hudson.
No services will be held per his request. In lieu of Flowers, please consider a donation to the National Kidney Foundation or Friends in Need Food Shelf, St. Paul Park, MN.