Name: Scott A. Olson
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.