David Edwin Olson was born December 16, 1945 in Great Falls, Montana to Ole G. and Margaret (Erickson) Olson. When Dave was three years of age, the Olson family moved to Portland, Oregon. He graduated from Centennial High School in Gresham, Oregon in 1964. During the Vietnam conflict, Dave served in the Armed Forces from 1965 through 1967. On December 14, 1968 Dave married Susan (Stelle). To this union three sons were born Craig (Karla) of Joliet, Montana, Eric of Clarkston, Washington, and Bryce of Platte City, Missouri.
Dave enjoyed working throughout his life as a carpenter. All three of his sons had the opportunity to work with Dave at some point in his career which is a special memory for each one.
In Dave’s youth, he openly expressed his desire to make a lifelong commitment to serve God. This choice brought a very special love, joy and peace into his heart which also touched the lives of his family and friends.
Dave is preceded in death by his parents; Ole and Margaret Olson, and two sisters Sonja Eicher and Karen Bailor. He is survived by his wife of 48 ½ happy years, three sons, nine grandchildren; McKinna Olson, Tyrell Olson, Rylan Olson, Katie Olson, Sarah Olson, Myah Olson, Landon Olson, Ella Olson, and Kellan Olson, one sister Kris Scharfenberg of Gresham, Oregon, numerous brothers-in law, sisters-in law, nephews, nieces and a host of very close friends.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. located at 27769 West Highway 53, Hauser, Idaho
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