Olson, Stephen James "Steve" age 40, of Edina. Preceded in death by his best friend and devoted father, Jim. Survived by cherished sons Jack and Samuel and their mother Patty; beloved mother Jacque; adored sister Stacey (Huebner); and brother-in-law Charlie. Precious nieces Madison and Riley (Huebner); treasured Aunt Jeanne and Uncle Russ (Mantz) along with his wonderful cousins Scott Ryan (Paula); Jeffrey Mantz (Alicia); Mark Mantz; Buster Graham (Brigid); Michael Graham; Sean Graham (Ashley) and other very loving family and friends. Most especially Michael Holetz, Mitch Palmer, and Bob Peck. Stephen's sudden death from a bleeding ulcer was a devastating blow to all of us. He was a treasured son, brother, and devoted father. Stephen spent hours adventuring with his two little boys; building forts in the woods, igloos in the snow, fishing, hiking, biking, and skiing. He shared his considerable knowledge and passion for nature and all living things. Not to be forgotten was the memory of his faithful companion and dog, Onyx. Stephen was a natural artist, avid photographer, and sports enthusiast. His time with Cabela's as a senior manager showcased his skills as a talented communicator and his eye for details. But most especially, we will miss his wonderful humor, intellect, and ever prevalent love for family and his beloved Minnesota. Memorial service Friday, June 17, 1:00 pm at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, 50th and Knox Ave. S., Minneapolis. Memorial Visitation Thursday, June 16, 5:00 - 8:00 pm at Washburn- McReavy Edina Chapel, West 50th Street at Hwy. 100. (952) 920-3996. Memorials may be directed to: "The Jack and Samuel Olson Educational Fund" in care of the family.

Published on June 12, 2011

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