Erick Olaf Olson, 41, of Thief River Falls, MN passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Sanford Medical Center, Thief River Falls, MN.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at  11:00 AM in Trinity Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls, MN with Reverend John Voelker officiating. Burial will be held at Greenwood Cemetery in Thief River Falls, MN.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday 5 – 8 PM with a 7:30 PM prayer service at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls, MN and also one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church.

Erick Olaf Olson was born December 9, 1978 at Thief River Falls, MN son of Myles and Janice (Aamodt) Olson. He was raised in Thief River Falls, MN, baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church. He attended Lincoln High School graduating in 1998. He attended Northland Community and Technical College where he received a degree in welding.

Erick worked at Steiger Manufacturing, Excel Dairy and Burns Welding. The past 15 years he was employed at Forsbergs Inc.

Erick loved spending time at the farm, he enjoyed hunting, shooting, reloading, gardening and cooking. He also enjoyed repairing and fixing any piece of equipment. Spending time tinkering was one of his many talents. He was always researching trying to figure things out or make them better. Erick was a man of his word.

Erick is survived by his special friend Linette Bennett of Thief River Falls, MN, parents Myles and Janice Olson of Thief River Falls, MN; sister Sara Olson of Thief River Falls, MN; aunt Betty Sodnak of Moorhead, MN; cousin Jack (Janet) Sodnak and their son Logan Sodnak of Moorhead, MN; uncle and aunt Wayne and Pam Olson of Crookston, MN; cousins Wade (Tiffany Briggs) Olson of Crookston, MN; Amy (Jared) Varner of Minot, ND.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents Olaf and Alverra (Brumwell) Olson, uncle Allen Olson, grandparents Einar and Mabel (Paulson) Aamodt; uncle John Sodnak, and cousin William “Bill” Sodnak.


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