Scott Thomas Olson


Scott Thomas Olson, 72, of Pine City MN passed away Friday, August 6, 2021 due to complications from lung cancer.

Scott was born in Willmar MN on May 29, 1949 to Toby and Alice (Weckwerth) Olson. He graduated from Willmar High School in 1967 and attended Willmar Junior College before enlisting in the U.S. Army. Scott was deployed to Viet Nam in 1970, returned in one piece in 1971 and was honorably discharged in 1973.

Scott graduated from the University of MN in 1976 with BS degrees in Agriculture Education and Horticulture. He taught at Dickinson High School in Dickinson ND from 1976-1979. He returned to the University of MN in 1979 to pursue a graduate degree in Education Administration. Scott worked in Education Administration at the State of Minnesota from 1982-2003. He was a librarian at Lino Lakes and Oak Park Heights Correctional Facilities from 2003 to 2011. Upon retirement in 2011, Scott fulfilled his dream of living on the lake.

Scott married Mary Lou Sadowsky May 24, 1980. They met at Dickinson High School new teacher orientation; it was love at first sight. Scott was an avid sports fan following all Minnesota sports and managing many fantasy teams. He also enjoyed cruising (visited 36 countries), grilling, motor boating, fishing, and trivia (especially Jeopardy).

Scott is survived by his loving wife, Mary Lou; brother, Ross Olson; sisters, Jann (Steve) Larson and Mary (Bob) Rasmussen; brother-in-law, Ken (Jan) Sadowsky; sister-in-law Carol Sadowsky (Tom Simmons); nieces and nephews, Amy (Tim) Ward, Anna (Jesse) Buckley, Megan (Jay) Odland, Mike Rasmussen, Amanda (Don) Robinett and Brian Sadowsky; great nephews, Fenmore Odland, Landon Robinett, Carter Robinett, and Toby Buckley. He is preceded in death by his parents and in-laws, Laudie J. and Milly Sadowsky.

At Scott’s request, there will not be a memorial service.

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