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Dennis Bennie Olson

August 26, 1942 ~ April 14, 2018 (age 75)

Dennis B. Olson, 75 of Lisbon, ND died Saturday, April 14, 2018 at CHI Lisbon Health, Lisbon, North Dakota.

Dennis was born on August 26, 1942, the son of Bennie and Mildred (Schwab) Olson in Lisbon, North Dakota. He was raised and educated in Rutland and Crete, North Dakota. Dennis worked as a farm hand throughout North Dakota for most of his life and he worked for Russel Greenley of rural Lisbon for a number of years. He was united in marriage to Sonja Peterson on July 22, 1962 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lisbon. They made their home in the Fort Ransom area. After they retired, they moved to Lisbon.

Dennis enjoyed fishing, hunting and dancing. He also enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Sonja Olson of Lisbon, ND; daughter, Rita (Paul) Runningen of Lisbon, ND; son, Michael (Jackie Long) Olson of Fargo, ND; four grandchildren, Cindy (Ray) Barton, Brian (Megan) Runningen, Tony Runningen and Kayla (Corey Higgins) Runningen; eleven great-grandchildren; sister, Vivian (John) Larson of Lisbon, ND; four brothers, Richard (Peggy) Olson of Gwinner, ND; James (Vickie) Olson of Oakes, ND; Jerry (Julie) Olson of Wyndemere, ND and Tom (Mary) Olson of Elliot, ND; numerous nieces and nephews.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Drannan and Lila Peterson and son, Terry Olson.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred.

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