Allen Keith Olson, 52, of Alexander, N.D., formerly of Minot and Blaisdell, N.D., died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, near New Town, N.D. Memorial services, were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, 2009, at the Fulkerson Funeral Home in Watford City, N.D. Cremation has taken place.
Allen Keith Olson was born at Minot, N.D., on Aug. 3, 1957, the son of Delnor and Loretta (Bruhn) Olson. He was raised at Blaisdell, N.D., and attended school there. He was raised in the Lutheran faith.
He was united in marriage to Teri Nice at Minot, N.D., on Feb. 20, 1976. To this union two children, Aaron and Jessie, were born. The family made their home in Minot for a time before moving to Alexander, N.D., in 1978 where they have lived since.
Allen worked in the oilfield, usually as a floor hand, so he knew the ebb and flow of the oil industry, but he loved it. When he wasn’t working, carpentry and construction would fill the voids. Hunting and fishing and family were favorite pastimes for Allen.
He is survived by his wife, Teri; one son, Aaron, and friend Lacey Falk, of Williston, N.D.; his daughter, Jessie Raghib, of Grand Rapids, Mich., and her children, Caleb and Taylon; one sister, June Kjelbertson, of Minot, N.D.; and two brothers, Carl (Rae) Olson, of Parshall, N.D., and Wayne (Shelley) Olson, of Grand Junction, Colo.
He was preceeded in death by his parents, grandparents, and faithful companion, Foofer, his border collie- cross of 18 years.
Friends are encouraged to share with the family condolences and memories online at www.fulkersons.com.