Ryan Olson of Thief River Falls, MN passed away on Friday, July 1, 2022 at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston, MN where he lived the last 10 days of his life.

Memorial service will be held 2:00 pm on Friday, July 22, 2022 at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls, MN with Pastor Gary Barrett officiating. Burial will be held at Folden Cemetery rural Newfolden, MN.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Ryan Olson was born on September 13, 1973 at Thief River Falls, MN son of Harlan and Betty (Garfve) Olson. He was raised near Newfolden, MN and graduated from Marshall County Central, in 1992. Ryan worked construction.

In 1993 Ryan was involved in an accident which left him a quadriplegic. Following his recovery, he moved to Riverside Terrace in Thief River Falls where he has since resided. Sharon and Karen were his personal caregivers for the last 25 years.

Ryan enjoyed the Minnesota Twins and Vikings, watching Nascar races, playing games on his tablet but most of all he loved the time spent with family and friends. He also enjoyed visiting family on the family farm. He also enjoyed bingo and playing poker at the VFW. Ryan’s friend’s gave him the nickname Peach. Ryan had a great sense of humor and enjoyed joking with people.

Ryan is survived by his mother Betty Olson of Thief River Falls, MN; siblings Patty (Dave) Tallum of Newfolden, MN, Steve (Lu) Olson of Thief River Falls, MN, Randy (Veronica) Olson of Newfolden, MN, Karen (special friend Kurt Nelson) Rud of Thief River Falls, MN, Sharon Olson of Thief River Falls, MN; many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

Ryan is preceded in death by his father Harlan Olson, grandparents Willie and Mabel Olson, Willie and Gladys Garfve, great-nephew Parker Skadsem, several aunts, uncles and cousins.


Memorial Service

Friday, July 22, 2022
2:00 PM

Johnson Funeral Service – Thief River Falls420 La Bree Avenue North

Thief River Falls, Minnesota 56701

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.