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Scott A. Olson – Obituary

Name: Scott A. Olson

Age: 60

Born: 03-31-1954

Died: 06-20-2014

St. Mary's Cathedral, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Christ Newman Center, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Scott A. Olson, 60, St. Cloud MN made his final flight Friday, June 20, 2014.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 27, 2014 at Christ Church Newman Center in St. Cloud. Reverend Anthony Oelrich will officiate. Military Honors will be held after mass on Friday.
Visitation for family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud and after 10:00 a.m. on Friday at Christ Church Newman Center in St. Cloud.
Scott was born to Arland and Elsie (Carter) Olson and raised in rural Sheldon, ND. After graduation, Scott enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He graduated from UND with a degree in Business Aviation. Scott worked for various airlines, he was most recently employed by Sun Country Airlines. Scott was deeply grateful to be able to support his family doing something that he loved. He was very proud of Sun Country Airlines and considered his co-workers the best in the industry and good friends. While working at Sun Country, Scott felt honored to participate in numerous Honor Flights for our military veterans. Without fail, he was known to go way above and beyond to make a memorable or more comfortable flight for his passengers. His colleagues consistently described him as one of the best in the business.
While those of us left to mourn his loss think his departure was much too soon, we are confident in an on time arrival in heaven and we know that he has planned and packed well for this final journey. He had a deep faith in God and was a member of Christ Church Newman Center where so many deep and lasting friendships have been formed. He was especially proud of his children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews and cherished the innumerable one on one experiences with each and every one of them on multiple occasions.
His love of aviation was most notably evident in his E.A.A. membership supporting the Young Eagles Program. Inspiring young people to love flying was his greatest joy. Providing airplane rides to people of all ages was his greatest passion. Joining the local “fly boys” at various fly in events was one of his greatest pleasures.

Scott was a devoted Husband, Father, Grandfather, Son, Brother, and Friend.
He is survived by his wife, Becky; daughters, Jessica (Sterling) Kuntz, Sadie and Anna; son, Jacob; grandsons, Connor and Carson Kuntz; father, Arland; sisters, Deb (Rod) Garland, Heidi (Allan) Krauter, Holly (Dale) Rosenkranz; brother, Warren (Shirley); brother-in-law, Scott Schmitz; sisters-in-law, Lori (Mason) Mehring and Tammy Lopez; mother-in-law, Delores Thompson; and numerous nieces, nephew, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends all across the country.
Waiting patiently for his arrival and ready to meet him at the gates are his beloved mother, Elsie; cherished brother-in-law, Bill Lopez; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
To those who were fortunate to have known him, we ask that you honor Scott’s memory by sharing a favorite memory with a friend…..preferably the long detailed version!
They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings as eagles. Isaiah 40:31.

Guestbook for Scott A. Olson

marvin olson
, uncle
June 28, 2014, 1:23 pm
words cannot describe the loss I feel in losing.a favorite nepghew. wwe shared common inters
Carey Miller
, Good friend
June 28, 2014, 12:12 pm
So sorry for your loss of a great father and husband. Scott was a friend of mine for 20 years and I feel honored to have had such a happy, positive person in my life. I was one of the few that was lucky enough to sit jump seat in the 727 to JFK while he was at the helm. What a great pilot and mentor that was taken too early from us.
Mike Phipps
, Friend
June 27, 2014, 9:15 pm
Scott and I shared a commuter house in NYC when we were pilots with Eastern Airlines. I will always cherish my friendship with Scott. I planned to attend the services, but my flight went non-routine. My heart goes out to Becky and family. Love, Mike and Mary Lou
Ted Wisniewski
, Former co-worker SCA Ord
June 27, 2014, 3:39 pm
When SCA flew to ORD many years ago, I was the station rep. Scott was always a pleasure to know and to work with. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Olson family.
Kelly Bierbaum
, Fellow Newman Center member
June 27, 2014, 8:32 am
We are so sorry for your loss. The loving community of Newman Center is holding your family up in spirit with a warm embrace. May God bless and keep you, May God's face shine on you, May God be kind to you and give you peace. Sincerely, Fellow Newman members, The Bierbaum Family
Judy Rhode
, Co-Worker/SCA
June 26, 2014, 9:12 pm
Scott was always a pleasure to fly with! He will truly be missed at SCA. God bless your family during this difficult time.
Laura Sjostrand
, Friend and his Real Estate Broker
June 26, 2014, 10:52 am
Becky and family, Neil and I send our prayers and sincere sympathy.to all of you. He will be missed by so many people. I just talked to Scott a few weeks ago. He wanted some advice about a house. As usual, besides talking business, he had me laughing on the phone. He brought so many smiles to so many faces. I was lucky enough to have flown with him on Sun Country a few times. He wasn't the average pilot by any means. He didn't just do his duties on the microphone when he talked to his passengers. He would throw in something to make them laugh. And Neil still talks about what a great pilot he was--such smooth take offs and landings. He was definitely born to fly. We will miss him greatly and it was an honor to have known him. God will take care of him now and I know he will be looking down and watching over his family. RIP Scott!
polly lindemann
, childhood-school mate friend in Sheldon
June 25, 2014, 9:43 am
I'm so grieved by this loss of a loving, successful man in every aspect of life. We visited @ the local "fly-ins" and funerals of family members over the yrs. He was my 1st grade square dancing partner! Good memories for 12+ yrs! He is so missed,,,I pray for him and his family, fervently. I lost my husband, and my 3 kids lost their father, 13yrs. ago from a small plane crash, such a terrible fact to have in common with the Olson Family. Sympathies , always....
Jean, Tess & Sophie Borgerding
, vacation friend
June 25, 2014, 9:27 am
To Becky, Sadie, Anna & Jake & Jessica and family who we heard much about, the girls and I are so sorry for your loss. What a great guy he was. He was so generous with his time, toys and skills. He had such an inclusive, joyful way about him. He taught the girls to waterski, showing never ending patience to two goofy kids that played with his kids one week out of the year. That one week of the year made us feel very close to your family. God bless you guys. Much sympathy to you on your great loss. It seems somehow fitting that he departed this earth sharing his joy with someone else.
Tony Postle
, Customer of Bessers bike barn
June 25, 2014, 9:03 am
Im so sorry for your loss.
Linda Herman
, Co-Worker
June 24, 2014, 10:58 pm
My heart aches for you, Becky and family. Scott was a joy to fly with. You now have a new angel watching over all of you. RIP Captain
Warren, Betty, Brandt & Erik Mortensen
, Friends while visiting Royal Starr Resort
June 24, 2014, 10:17 pm
To ALL of Scott's family, we grieve with you and celebrate his arrival in our Savior's presence. We had some good times with you folks at Royal Starr swapping stories, having a few laughs listening to Scott tell stories of his piloting career and his jokes. May you all find peace as you go through this difficult time.
Jay & Sandy Warner
, cousins
June 24, 2014, 9:07 pm
Remembering Scott recalled this fitting old poem: Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things you have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung high in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there, I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung my eager craft through footless halls of air...Up, up the long delirious, burning blue, I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace where never lark, or even eagle flew - and, while with silent lifting mind I've trod the high untrespassed sanctity of space, put out my hand and touched the face of God. Keep soaring Cuz.
Glenda Nelson
, Coworker
June 24, 2014, 9:03 pm
Many memories of Scott and his love for Sun Country, his passengers, the team members, you will be missed greatly. You were always looking after those you cared about and sharing you love for your family with us. Rest in peace my friend.
Sandy Giere -flight attendant SCA
, co-worker and friend
June 24, 2014, 8:46 pm
Scott - thank you for all the laughs and kindness you always gave. it was a pleasure to know you and work with you - Our prayers and thoughts to your family and you will be greatly missed - See ya in heaven hugs
Lisa Danielson
, Former co worker
June 24, 2014, 7:18 pm
Was always a pleasure communicating with you while you called in giving your ETA......we had some good laughs. Thank you for being so polite and patient when you had a wait a while for a gate on those cold winter nights. Wonderful person.
Jean Van Ort
, Flight Attendant
June 24, 2014, 7:13 pm
I just saw Scott this past Wednesday. I was coming in from a AM turn and he was walking to crew room to check in. "Hi"s were exchanged and a big smile even though he was in a conversation. Keep smiling Scott! Our paths will cross again!
LeAnne Mfalingundi
, Co-worker Sun Country Gate Agent
June 24, 2014, 5:06 pm
Scott - You always had a smile and a kind word or little joke when you came to the gates! Your smile and baseball cap will be greatly missed! Keep soaring high my friend!!!!!
James Behrens
, First Officer and Flight Engineer
June 24, 2014, 4:59 pm
The memories of the trips we flew together will live on.
Vicki Stavig
, Co-worker
June 24, 2014, 4:57 pm
I am still in shock and so very sorry for your loss. Scott was a wonderful man and so very professional. We will all miss him.
Tom Born
, Friend/Co-worker
June 24, 2014, 3:57 pm
Scott you will be missed we had some good layovers together. My prayers and condolences go out to the Olson family.
Frank Lewis
, friend and coworker
June 24, 2014, 3:14 pm
I always liked flying with Scott. He was fun to fly with and always treated me and everyone he worked with good. My condolescents go out to his loved ones.
Eirika G Gudjonsdottir
, Co worker
June 24, 2014, 2:54 pm
dear Scott You treated everyone with kindness and respect you walked around the gate and ramp and you spoke to everyone. It was an honor to have worked with you. To his family I'm so sorry for your loss.. On behalf of the SCA team in Boston you will be greatly missed. RIP Scott Olson
Evan Baskerville
, Maintenance Planner
June 24, 2014, 2:21 pm
Scotty O. always had stories to share and laughter to spread. He will be greatly missed. May peace be with all the families involved.
Capt. Patrick Schafer
, Co-Worker
June 24, 2014, 10:17 am
I had the pleasure and honor to have flown with Scott on a number of occasions at Sun Country. He was as we call it a "great stick" and was very knowledgeable in his pursuit of flying. I remember it as always being fun to fly with Scott as my Captain. God's speed Scott.
Shirley (Bartholomay) Roseland
, Friend
June 24, 2014, 9:55 am
Scot will be missed by everyone that had the blessing to know him. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you and his family.
Ron Neumeister
, Friend
June 24, 2014, 9:44 am
Scott will be definitely missed by all who knew and loved him. Soar with the angels my friend. My thoughts and prayers with Becky and his children. May God comfort them during this difficult time.
Andy and Mary Jo Young
June 24, 2014, 8:21 am
We want you to know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers Becky. Sending lots of hugs and love your way.
Karin Bueling
, friend
June 24, 2014, 7:48 am
Scott will indeed be missed by many. Prayers for strength and understanding go out to Becky and the family.
Carol Roberts
, coworker
June 24, 2014, 7:12 am
Scott was always a pleasure to work with, he will be greatly missed at SCA.
chad Backlund
, F A co worker
June 24, 2014, 7:08 am
Can't" believe this !! I just went for Beer with him at T G I Friday s. .... after pm. Flight by the condos he owns in cities. Shocked and very sad. He will be missed !! Your buddy ♡ CHAD. ..
La Trice Abram
, Sun Country Gate agent
June 24, 2014, 12:43 am
you will be greatly missed my friend will miss your smiling face coming to the gate before your flight with the baseball cap on May His Peace , Love and blessings confort your family
Sarah Gravalin Warrington
June 23, 2014, 11:46 pm
I am so sad to hear about Scott. I remember him well from my younger years. When he and Becky were dating:)...I knew him as Jessie's dad. Scott gave me many experiences from bailing hay on his parents farm to going to ShowBiz Pizza. He took me on my first ever snowmobile ride and I remember his laugh and smile the most. I am sorry again for your loss. God be with you.
Laura Marks
, co-worker
June 23, 2014, 10:46 pm
So incredibly sad......heartfelt condolences to Becky and kids. Rip Captain Olson.
Kipper Rowland
, Cousins Husband
June 23, 2014, 10:43 pm
Becky and children I am so sorry for your loss Scott will be missed.
Chere Rikimoto
June 23, 2014, 10:12 pm
Becky and family our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time in your life. There are no words to express our utmost sympathy. We pray for your strength
Rick Johnson
, Friend and coworker
June 23, 2014, 9:47 pm
My condolences to Scott's family and friends. He will be missed.
Pam (Carter) Soholt
, Cousin
June 23, 2014, 9:28 pm
I'm so lucky to be one of the many Carter cousins who got to grow up together and form life long memories. I was at Uncle Harlan's the first time I saw a deer hanging from the tree and I was so scared...of course, you guys laughed at me and thought it was pretty funny. I'm so glad you continued to laugh often. I know you are reunited with our loved ones. Becky and family; my most heartfelt sympathy to all of you. Thank you for all you've done for Mom and Dad through out the years. May God's love and arms continue to surround you.
Paul Klebs Jr.
, Friend of the family
June 23, 2014, 9:28 pm
Scott your laughter and jokes will be greatly missed. Our hearts are heavy with sorrow and prayers go out to your darling family in this time of grief. Rest in Peace my friend and God Speed.
Shawn Bartholomay
, Friend
June 23, 2014, 9:15 pm
Rest in peace my friend. I find it very difficult to believe that I will never see into your smiling eyes again. I am fortunate to have known you. God bless.
LaVerne (Lemieux) Nelson
, Old family friends( my cousins cousin)
June 23, 2014, 8:36 pm
My deepest and sincere sympathy in the loss of Scott.

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