Dale Olson, 78, of Ely, dies

Dale A. Olson, 78, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at his residence in Ely.
He was born December 27, 1936 in Thief River Falls, MN to Andy and Petra Olson.
Dale married Beverly (Tyler) on December 5, 1959.
He lived life to the fullest with his family and friends. Dale could fix anything that was broken and loved to hunt and fish with his family.
He enjoyed his working years for Reserve Mining Company, and after that was a truck driver for many years but never retired. He worked for the Township of Morse taking care of township roads. When he was in Florida he was the only one allowed to drive Sue’s Kubota.
He is survived by his loving wife, Beverly, of 56 years, children: Thomas (Diane), Laurie (Jeff) Fitzloff, Jeffrey Dale Olson, Steven (Cassie); siblings: Arlen (Judy), Darwyn (Nancy), Cheryl (Ken) Hegman; sisters-and brothers-in-law Ruth (Roger) Ritter, Paul (Doris) Tyler; Joyce Tyler, Dean Weiss; and families; grandchildren: Casey (Joe), Amber, Jef (Dana), Dale, Kaley, Austin, Jayden and Ava; great grandchildren: Joey, Brady, Emily and Gabe; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his son Jim, his parents, sister-in-law Debbie Weiss and brother-in-law Richard Tyler.
A casual gathering to celebrate Dale’s life will be held at Grand Ely Lodge on Thursday, October 1 from noon to 3 p.m. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.