Allen C. Olson, age 67, passed away December 30, 2020, at his home, rural Canby, MN. Family and friends are invited to a gathering at PK Egans on Saturday, May 29th, 3-7pm in the banquet room. A private burial will be held at a later date.
Allen Chancey Olson was born on August 11, 1953 to Chancey and Dorothy (Peterson) Olson in Canby, MN. He was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Gary, SD and attended school in Canby, MN. After high school he joined the Army. While stationed in Germany, he was in a car accident which left him a paraplegic. After several months in hospitals, he returned to the family farm where he remained until his passing. Allen enjoyed many outdoor activities which included fishing, hunting and trapping, but dogs became his greatest passion. He acquired a special love for all breeds. He used them for hunting and showing, winning numerous trophies in competitions. He spent numerous hours teaching obedience to all the dogs he owned and they became his best friends and companions, always by his side accompanying him wherever he went.
Allen is survived by his mother, Dorothy Olson, Canby, MN, sisters, Diane (Dave) Sturm, Mankato, MN, Jean Larkin, Las Cruces, NM, Judy (Joe) Lueck, Mankato, MN, Karen Steinke, St. Michael, MN and sister-in-law Kim Olson, Plattsmouth, NE. Aunts, Anna (Maynard) Carpenter, Joan (Bob) Kurth, Linda Limberg and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his father, Chancey Olson, brothers, Dean Olson and Roger Olson, brother in law Ed Larkin, niece Heather Larkin, grandparents, Harry and Ida Olson, Martin and Orva Peterson, aunt and uncle Verna and Warner Volk, uncles, Gene Limberg and Arlan Engeseth.