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2460 East County Road E
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Phone: (651) 429-6172
Arlen Olson

Arlen Bennett Olson

Wednesday, November 13th, 1935 - Monday, March 15th, 2021
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Arlen Bennett Olson, born November 13, 1935 in Luverne, MN. Died peacefully on March 15, 2021 with his wife of 60 years by his side.

Arlen is proceeded in death by his parents and two brothers-in-law. He is survived by his wife, Martha, three children, Kim Thommes, Rebecca (Mark) Christiansen, Marc (Kim) Olson, grandchildren, Jacob (Sherin), Emily, Nicholas Thommes, Cassandra, Samantha, Katelyn Christiansen, Jordan, Erin, and Elizabeth Olson, two sisters, DyAnn Emery, and MaReese Cragoe, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Donna and Hal Paulson, along with many nieces, nephews, and friends.

After high school, Arlen served in the Air Force for four years and then went on to Augustana University. He earned his Master of Education at the University of Minnesota. He was a beloved teacher in the White Bear Lake School district. After teaching, he traveled throughout the US with his wife, selling his artwork. He is an Internationally known automotive artist with dealers in Europe, Canada and across the US. Arlen loved golfing, restoring old cars, and most of all time with his family.

Memorial Service 11 AM Monday, March 22, 2021 at SOUTH SHORE TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2480 South Shore Blvd., WBL with a visitation one hour before the service. The service will be live streamed at Private family interment at Lakeview Cemetery, Mahtomedi. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, March 22nd, 2021 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Monday, March 22nd, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am
    South Shore Trinity Lutheran Church
    2480 South Shore Blvd.
    White Bear Lake, Minnesota 55110
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  • Memorial Service

    Monday, March 22nd, 2021 | 11:00am
    Monday, March 22nd, 2021 11:00am
    South Shore Trinity Lutheran Church
    2480 South Shore Blvd.
    White Bear Lake, Minnesota 55110
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    Pastor Daniel Bodin
  • Interment

    Lakeview Cemetery
    Hwy 120
    Mahtomedi, MN 55115
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Brenda Knox

Posted at 10:11am
Martha and family....Please accept sincerely sympathy from Larry and I. We have very fond memories of meeting you and Arlen at Hershey PA when we would come to pick up art prints. You may not remember us ...but we were from Ontario Canada and Larry sold Arlens prints in our local area. Many car enthusiasts proudly display his work . We hope you get comfort from all the fond memories. Brenda and Larry Knox Brighton ON Canada

Georgette Lopez

Posted at 09:19am
A tree will be planted in memory of your dear father. I pray this gives you some peace in knowing he lives on in so many ways. Hold on to your memories and he will be with you. Love the Lopez Family

Margaret A. (Peters) Driscoll

Posted at 11:56am
This tree is planted in honor of the artistic soul of Arlen Olsen. Your impact was profound on many art students. Your watercolors grace my home.
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Posted at 12:39pm
Dear Mark & Rebecca, all of your friends in CHS IT are thinking of you and sending heartfelt condolences.
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