Larry Olson

Larry Allen Olson, the son of Milton and Donna Mae Olson, was born July 8, 1953. He passed away peacefully at home Saturday, October 15, 2022. He was 69 years old.

Funeral Service was held Friday, October 21 at Marion Lutheran Church in Gunder with Pastor Marshall Hahn as the officiant. Burial followed at Marion Lutheran Church Cemetery in Gunder.

Larry graduated from Postville High School in 1971. He married his high school sweetheart, Cindy Winters, July 1, 1972 at Frankville Presbyterian Church. To this union two children were born, Heather and Jarrod. Larry and Cindy had celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past summer.

Larry’s gruff exterior quickly faded away to those who knew him best. To those that knew him well he was the kindest, most generous man. His big heart and funny sense of humor brought joy to those in his life. He loved spending time with his family, especially his three grandchildren.

Larry was a lifelong dairy and crop farmer. He started farming right out of high school with his father, Milton, and eventually purchased the family farm from him. He believed strongly in soil conservation and worked hard to preserve the land for future generations.

He is preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Margaret Carlson; and a brother-in-law, Jim Hutchison.

Surviving are his wife, Cindy, of Gunder; his children, Heather (Dan) Scannell of Cedar Falls and Jarrod (Kelli) Olson of Waukon; three grandchildren, Anna Grace Scannell and Adalyn and Jase Olson; three brothers, Jerry (Diana) Olson of Ossian, Mick (Mary) Olson of Swisher and Jim (Lynn) Olson of Gunder; two sisters, Connie Olson of Douglas, AK and Donna (Ron) Flannigan of Virginia, MN; a brother-in-law, Mark Carlson of Anchorage, AK; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Schutte-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Postville assisted the family with arrangements.