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Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Bernie Olson
May 22, 1958 - February 25, 2018

Place of Birth: Williston, ND
Residence: Spearfish, SD
Age: 59

Bernie Floyd Olson, 59, of Spearfish, SD and formerly of Williston, ND unexpectedly passed away February 25, 2018 in Sturgis, SD.

Bernie was born in Williston, ND to Floyd and Nyla Rae (Anseth) Olson on May 22, 1958. Bernie was raised west of Williston. He attended Johnson school, a single room school house thru 8th grade, and then attended High School in Trenton, graduating Salutatorian in 1976.

His whole life Bernie worked as a carpenter and in oilfield sales. He finished out his last few years in semi-retirement, working at the camp ground at Beaver Bay Recreation Area with his brother Todd as co-host. He was a hard working man! You could count on him for anything. He was very selfless. Bernie’s favorite hobbies were hunting, being outdoors, camping and spending time in Deadwood. He enjoyed watching the NDSU Bison and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He loved spending time with his grandkids and would go out of his way to enjoy this time with them. He had an addictive, distinctive laugh. You could follow the sound of his laugh to find him in a crowded room. One of the things he was most proud of was that he was able to fulfill his dream of buying his house in the Black Hills. He loved having Christmas there with his family, playing cards, sledding and 4-wheeling. He enjoyed life. He enjoyed people. Bernie loved talking and singing around a good campfire with all of his “Beaver Bay Friends”, and the hours spent on Dave and Brandy’s pontoon cruising around Lake Sakakawea were Bernie and Michele’s favorite times.

He is survived by his loving wife, Michele; his son, Brian and his children, Kelseigh and Preston, Fremont, NE; daughter, Elicia Olson and fiancé John Reis and their daughter, Anna Reis, Dickinson, ND; daughter Jalyn LeBlanc and husband Lonnie and their daughter Avery, Belen, NM; three brothers, Brett Olson (Kristi), Thad Olson (Terri), Todd Olson (Amee), Mesquite, NV; father-in-law, Arthur Paulson, Cartwright, ND; sister-in-law, Becky (John), Yadon Ammon, ID and several nieces and nephews.

Bernie is preceded in death by his parents and his mother in-law.

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Glen & De Clark (Williston, ND)
Feb 26, 2018
Our sincere condolences to the Olson family. Bernie will be missed by many. He always had a story, a smile, and his contagious laughter. May the family find comfort in his memories :( RIP Bernie :(
Troy & Charity Johnson (Williston, ND)
Feb 26, 2018
We will sure miss seeing you camping. You were such a wonderful man and I am glad we had the time the last few summers with you. Throughts and prayers to his family and friends.
Beth M.(Moran) Innis
Feb 26, 2018
Oh boys I am so very sorry to hear about Bernie Floyd. He will be missed by so many. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Darryl&Adrene Hill and family (Ray, ND)
Feb 26, 2018
Michele, Brett, Thad, Todd and families, we were saddened to hear of Bernie's passing, know that all of you are in our thought and prayers. He was a fun guy to hang out with, we will miss him.
Pat & Kathy Streich (Ray, , ND)
Feb 26, 2018
My dearest friends, so sorry for your loss. We will damn sure miss his laugh and smiles. Thinking of you all.
Penny & Doug Lalim (Williston, ND)
Feb 26, 2018
Michele & Jalyn,
There are no words to express how deeply sorry we are to hear about Bernies passing. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Keith Brunelle (Williston, ND)
Feb 27, 2018
I am so sorry about Bernie, I am really going to miss him.
Kelly and Tricia Slater (Trenton, ND)
Feb 27, 2018
We are so sorry for your loss, Bernie was such a great guy and will be missed by many. Hugs and prayers to the family.
Kelly and Kathy Gilbert (Ray, ND)
Feb 27, 2018
Our deepest sympathy to all of Bernie’s family. I pray the Lord will comfort you.
Lester O. Ronholdt & Family (Williston, ND)
Feb 27, 2018
I'm very sorry to hear of Bernies passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of sorrow.
LaVanchie Starkey (Sidney, MT)
Feb 27, 2018
Brett, Thad and Todd, I'm so sorry to hear about Bernie. Much too young! Cherish your memories of your brother. You're in my thoughts and prayers.
Jody Moran Forman (Bowman , ND)
Feb 28, 2018
I’m so sorry to hear about Bernie. You boys are very dear to me and are in my prayers and thoughts!! Love you all!!!
Theresa Zaste Wentz (Turtle Lake, N.D.)
Feb 28, 2018
Michelle,Jaylen,,Alecia ,Brian ,Brett, Thad, and Todd my deepest condolences to you all, Bernie was a great guy and i was glad to call him my friend, all tho you are gone now my friend you will never be forgotten, may you now and forever RIP
Kelly and Jackie Johnson (Ray, North Dakota)
Feb 28, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Bernie did certainly have the best laugh and we will miss our times visiting with him at Beaver Bay and the awesome pontoon rides with Brandy and Dave.
Laura and Bruce Salveson (Bismarck, ND)
Feb 28, 2018
Our condolences to your family on the loss of your dear brother, husband and father. We were so sad to hear the news of his passing. May God bless and comfort you in the days ahead.
Dave and Janice Arnson (Williston, Nd)
Feb 28, 2018
Brett, Thad and Olson Family, so sorry to learn of Bernie’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers to the family. We are out of town so unable to attend his service. Condolences to all.
Carol Sandvik (Sidney, MT)
Feb 28, 2018
My heart is so heavy and sad! He was a great friend to us. Many nights playing pinocole till the wee hours! Hugs to Michelle, Brett, Thad and Todd. He will be missed.
Glen and Deb Ronglien (Williston, North Dakota)
Feb 28, 2018
Glen and my heart is so heavy to hear about Bernie. He was one special and kind man. May God give all of you faith, strength, and understanding at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you
Rosemary Turcotte (Trenton, ND)
Feb 28, 2018
Olson Family, Iam so sorry for the unexpected passing your Husband,Dad &Brother. Keep the many wonderful memories and love shared in your heart. RIP BERNIE YOU WILL BE MISSED
Cindy Brown Fisher (Des Moines, Iowa)
Feb 28, 2018
So surprised and sorry to hear about Bernie's passing. My thoughts are with all of you.
Tracy and Dwight Mortenson
Mar 1, 2018
Very Very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
lonnie falcon (trenton , nd)
Mar 1, 2018
till I see you again rip my friend
Val Gorder Trumpower (Williston)
Mar 1, 2018
Michele, Brett, Thad, Todd, and families,
I was so saddened to hear about Bernie. So many memories of his laughter and smile through the years. May memories like these and the thought that Floyd and Nyla Rae greeted him bring you some comfort.
Liz and Jim Wentz (Billings, Montana)
Mar 1, 2018
Michele We are so sorry to hear about Bernie and are thinking of you and your family. I know your time with Bernie was very special including getting the home in the Black Hills. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
David & Janet (Willston, North Dakota)
Mar 1, 2018
Our condolences to the entire Olson Family. Williston has lost a great and humorous guy that has been loved by many. Will miss you deeply (RIP)
Gordon and Rhonda Grimmer (Williston , nd )
Mar 1, 2018
A great friend, so sorry for your loss
Jody Moran Forman (Bowman , ND)
Mar 2, 2018
I’m so sorry to hear about Bernie. You boys are very dear to me and are in my prayers and thoughts!! Love you all!!!
Steven and Lois Mortenson (Williston , North Dakota)
Mar 2, 2018
Our prayer and thoughts are with you ,Todd, Thad and Brett on the loss of Bernie, I will never forget all the great times we had growing up in our younger years with my brother and you guys, all the basketball and soft ball games we played, and Bernie was such a great guy , wish I would've stayed in closer contact with him , just a super friend and great person to know always had a smile and laugh, still think of all those memories
Levin & Ardi Bean (Williston , ND)
Mar 2, 2018
So shocked & saddened by your loss.
Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.
Still in Texas
Levin & Ardi
Nicole Brunelle (Bismarck, ND)
Mar 2, 2018
My deepest condolence to the whole Olson family, you are in my thoughts and prayers! Bernie's contagious laugh and humor will be forever remembered! A truly, wonderful man and great friend to my father!
Janet Fisher (Thief River Falls, MN)
Mar 2, 2018
Michelle, I am so sorry to hear about Bernie. It isn't easy to lose someone you care about. Take care. All my love, Auntie Janet
Lin and Jim (Casa Grande, AZ)
Mar 2, 2018
Sorry we are unable to be at the service. Bernie was such a kind, fun-loving man. The picture you posted was perfect. We are so saddened by your loss.
Ron & Betty Jo Falcon (Trenton, ND)
Mar 4, 2018
Our thoughts & prayers are with you. Bernie was always such a nice friendly fella.Bless his memory.Stretch & Betty Jo
John Julian (Casper, wy)
Mar 5, 2018
Condolences to all, had to privleage to meet and wrk with Bernie, it was a pleasure, prayers to the family
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