Harold Olson

Harold Dean Olson, a lifelong resident of Madrid, Iowa, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday June, 26 2024. Harold was born Aug 16th 1951 the son of Roy and Marie (Rothfus) Olson. He married the love of his life Polly (Jensen) Olson in Madrid on June 14 1986.

Harold dedicated his life to all things farming, embodying the hard work and resilience of the American farmer. In Harold’s early twenties he traveled the world working for Western Geophysical on the ship the Endeavor as an electrician. After returning home Harold attended and graduated from Iowa State University with an agronomy degree. Along with farming for many years Harold found fulfillment in auctioneering and helping his sons on various projects.

Harold was a devoted husband to Polly and a proud father to his two sons, Nels (Stephany) Olson, of Manning Iowa and Anton (Bethany) Olson, of Cape Coral Florida. He found immense joy in his grandchildren: Keldi, Aiden, Amos, Axsel, Rylee, Oakley, and Thea. Harold's legacy of love and kindness lives on in each of them.

Harold was known for his faith in Jesus Christ, warm personality, and generous spirit. He was always happy, a friend to everyone he met, and had a heart of gold.
Harold enjoyed staying busy on his farm, fishing, and tinkering with various projects. His greatest joy, however, came from visiting with those he loved, sharing stories, and spreading laughter.

Harold's passing leaves a void in the hearts of his family and friends alike. He will be dearly missed and forever remembered for his kindness, his hard work, and his unwavering love for his family.
He is survived by his wife Polly, his two sons Nels (Stephany) Olson, Anton (Bethany) Olson, his seven beautiful grandchildren, his mother Marie Olson, his brother Allen (Barbara) Olson, and his sisters Marla (Dan) Mowrer and Paula Olson. He is preceded in death by his father Roy Olson, and father-in-law Teddy Jensen and mother in law Colleen Jensen.


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