Norman Ray Olson, 71, of Duluth, died Saturday January 30, 2021 surrounded by his family at home after a short illness. He was born June 23, 1949 in Duluth to Elizabeth L. (Poirier) and Sigurd M. Olson. Norman was a 1967 graduate and served in the United States Marine Corps. He married Lori A. Knutson on November 20, 1976 in Duluth. Norman had worked as a millwright, most recently at Lakehead Constructors, Inc. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, and he was active in the Pro Life movement. He was also a member of the Carpenters Millwright Union. Norman enjoyed people. He enjoyed talking with anyone and he made them feel special. He was preceded in death by his father; his brother Philip; his in-laws Wally and Arline Knutson; and brothers-in-law Rick and Kim Knutson. Norman is survived by his wife of 44 years, Lori; his children: Hope (John) Peer, Angelo (Nicole), Teresa Olson, Jaci (Shannon) Sulley and Joshua (Lindsey); ten grandchildren; his mother Elizabeth Olson; brothers Ted and Gordy; sisters Sue Lanasa, Pam (Patrick) DeGrace and Janine (Jay) Fosle; and nieces and nephews. VISITATION: Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 10am until the 11 am Mass of Christian Burial at St. James Catholic Church with the rosary recitation at 9:40 am. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery. If so desired, memorial may be directed to the Women’s Care Center of Duluth, 103 E. 1st. St., Duluth, MN. 55802. Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home, Duluth, 218-727-3555.
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