David Olson

David “Oly” L. Olson, 64, of Harpers Ferry died Saturday, December 30, 2017 at his home. Memorial services will be held Thursday, January 4 at 11 a.m. at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waterville with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Private family burial will be held at a later date in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, January 3 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

David Lloyd Olson was born August 29, 1953 in Waukon, the son of Lloyd and Ruby (Uren) Olson. He was baptized and confirmed at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waterville. He graduated from Waukon High School in 1971 and attended tech school in Des Moines.

August 7, 1976 he married Veronica Hill at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church. Dave worked at Jim's DX and for Cooney's Construction, both in Waukon, before he went to work for J.B. Holland Construction in Decorah, where he was a diesel mechanic and equipment operator for over 25 years.

Dave was a member of Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church. He enjoyed going to truck and tractor pulls, monster truck shows with his grandchildren, fishing, following NASCAR and car cruises. He was a handyman working on cars and houses. Dave loved cookouts, spending time with his family, and following his grandchildren’s activities.

Survivors include his wife, Veronica Olson of Harpers Ferry; his children: Steve Hill of Waukon, Janet Olson of Evansdale and Mandy (Steve) Hammel of Waukon; eight grandchildren: Rylee, Marquis and Maxwell Olson, Cloee, Madison, Trey and Jayce Hammel, and Jeffery Haas; a sister, Deborah (Cliff) McElroy of West Union, OH; a nephew, Chad Olson; many other nieces and nephews; two brothers-in-law, Wesley Hill and Wayne (Anna) Hill; and two sisters-in-law, Virginia (Lyle) Hanson and Vickie (Steve) Kriener. He is preceded in death by  his parents.

Honorary casketbearers are Herb Dehli, Jim Evanson, Gary Mahr, Robert Olson, Dewey Prouty, Bob and Norbert Swenson, and Randy Huffey.

Online condolences may be left at www.martinfunerals.com.

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