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Gary Olson 08/07/2023

Gary Allan Olson, age 64 of New Richmond, WI died on Monday, August 7, 2023, at the St. Croix Health Center in New Richmond. Gary was born the son of Victor and LaRayne Olson on November 17, 1958, in New Richmond. He grew up on the farm where he tended to his chores, drove tractor, and enjoyed riding his Yamaha scooter. Gary attended school in Osceola, Wanderoos, and Balsam Lake, WI. Gary was the torch bearer in the 1974 State Special Olympics in Madison. He was confirmed at West Immanual Church in 1976. He worked at St. Croix Industries in the workshop. He liked professional wrestling, cartoons, and classic TV shows like The Andy Griffith Show. Gary was an easy-going, kind person who loved to laugh. He is preceded in death by his father, Victor Olson, and his grandparents. Gary is survived by his mother, LaRayne Olson; siblings, Debbie (Dale) Gerhardt, Mark (Beth) Olson, Robert (Korrine) Olson, Tom Olson; many nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and lots of friends. A Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, August 16, 2023, at 4 pm with visitation from 3-4 pm at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services 728 S Knowles Avenue New Richmond, WI. The service was streamed live through the link just below this obituary. Interment was in the New Richmond Cemetery. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.


Click here to watch the recording of Gary’s service.



  • Amanda Nygaard Posted August 7, 2023 6:12 pm

    I know Gary through Proact.. he was an amazing person. Very kind and a good friend

  • Yvonne Monteith Posted August 7, 2023 6:21 pm

    Debbie and family sorry to hear about your brother.

  • Sharon Pizzi Posted August 8, 2023 2:31 pm

    I’m sorry for your loss Deb and Dale and family.

  • Marilyn & Ed Everson Posted August 10, 2023 8:10 am

    Sorry for your loss Deb..In our thoughts an prayers

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