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Official Obituary of

Perry Virden Olson

November 28, 1951 ~ March 5, 2024 (age 72) 72 Years Old

Perry Olson Obituary

Perry Virden Olson of Long Prairie, passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at his home surrounded by his family at the age of 72. A Celebration of Life will be held from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at Iten Funeral Home in Browerville, MN. 

Perry Virden Olson was born on November 28, 1951, to Virden and Mary Mae (Minette) Olson in Sauk Centre, MN. During high school, he was a determined wrestler which led him to State Champion. He owned a purple Dodge Demon and was not afraid to boast about it while talking about his youth. Perry graduated from Sauk Centre High School and then began working in construction. He married Jenni Severson and they were blessed with three daughters, Heidi, Rondi, and Kimberly. Later in life, he married Dawn Joarnt and he was blessed with a fourth daughter, Maranda. His daughters have fond memories of their dad singing and dancing. When they were young girls, he would scoop them up and twirl them around, and as adults, he would still lovingly pull them on the dance floor. He was a great example of how to work hard and to stay active in life.

Perry enjoyed playing pool, fishing, bird watching, bowling, watching baseball, riding motorcycles and playing cards with his family. He found any and every reason to get outside and enjoy the outdoors. Perry could be seen driving his side by side around town or to spend time with friends at Thunderlodge and The Legion. He was full of shenanigans and energy. Even after being placed on hospice, he still mowed lawns and did everything he could to stay active. Perry could be described as the “Energizer Bunny”. He was honest, smart, competitive, funny, a hard-worker, a fast-learner, and he had a big heart. He was also on the frugal side unless it came to his grandkids, either paying them for chores or bribing them in baseball to get big hits and homeruns. Even after his daughters had children of their own, he still made them feel thought of and loved by giving them roses and sending cards and texts for every occasion. He will be dearly missed.

Perry Olson passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, after a long and tough battle with COPD. He is survived by his daughters, Heidi (Rickey Misco) Och, Rondi (Dan) Kamphenkel, Kimberly (Jason) Reimer, and Maranda (Harry) Henley; grandchildren, Cory Olson, Jenna Och, Jarrid and Cullen Kamphenkel, Whitney, MaCoy, and Clayton Reimer, and Apollo and Alicia Henley; siblings, Sandy (Larry) Thom, Linda (Wayne) Thom, Kim (Sherry) Olson, Lance (Beth Olmscheid) Olson, Bonnie (John) Nagel, Lonney (Charley) Olson, Shelly Rust, Patrice Koshiol, Marty (Heather) Olson, and Shannon Olson. Perry was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Jody and Todd Olson.


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Celebration of Life
March 9, 2024

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Iten Funeral Home
300 E 7th Street
Browerville, MN 56438-0081


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