Archive for May, 2014


James G. Olson ~ Kasson

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

Olson, James

James Glenn Olson passed away at his home on Friday, May 22, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was born to Glennes & Eileen (Barth) Olson on November 3, 1943 at their home in Pine Island, Minnesota.

Jim grew up on a farm and attended school in Pine Island. On September 25, 1965 he married Mary Lee Mann at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Zumbrota, MN. They lived in Pine Island for 25 years before residing in Kasson. Jim retired from Bob Braaten Construction, ending a long career as a truck driver.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Lee; son Tracy (Kris) Olson of Byron; daughters Laura (Todd) Eggler of Kasson and Lisa (Wayne) King of Pine Island; grandchildren James (Alexis) Olson and Hunter Olson, Larissa & Maria Eggler, Tessa & Stephny King; great-grandchildren Hannah, Leila, Tate and Trent; brothers Dean (Jan) Olson of Crescent City, CA and Lynn (Sandy) Olson of Cripple Creek, CO; and sisters Roxanne (Wally) Bray of Apache Junction, AZ and Kabrie (Jim) Miller of Pine Island, MN.

He was preceded in death by his parents Glennes & Eileen, brother Chuck Olson and granddaughter Jessica King.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 11:00 AM at The Church of the Holy Family, 1904 North Mantorville Avenue, Kasson, MN with Fr. Paul Surprenant officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 9:00-11:00 AM the day of the service. There will be no reviewal.

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Donnie Zweifel ~ Mantorville

Monday, May 12th, 2014

Zweifel, Donald

Donnie Zweifel, 67, of Mantorville, passed away at his home of natural causes on Thursday, May 8, 2014.

Donnie was born Feb. 28, 1947, to Henry and Evelyn Zweifel. He was raised on a farm north of Mantorville and graduated from Kasson-Mantorville High School in 1965. He owned and operated Mantorville Radiator, where he repaired radiators and cars. He also was a used car dealer and operated Wholesale Auto in Mantorville.

Donnie’s one passion in life was racing. He raced on dirt tracks throughout southern Minnesota, northern Iowa and western Wisconsin. Occasionally he would tour and race on bigger tracks in Amarillo, Texas and Batesville, Ark. In the early 1900s he briefly left the dirt track for ARCA Series Circuit asphalt racing, then returned back to the dirt track circuit.

Donnie is survived by his brother, Darrel (Marion) Zweifel of Bullhead City, Ariz.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He will be missed and remembered by his many friends.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, May 16, at the Dibble Funeral Home, 213 W. Main St. in Kasson. There will be no reviewal. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, May 16, at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Kasson.

Following the graveside service you are invited to the Mantorville Saloon, 501 Main St. N., Mantorville, MN 55955, for fellowship and a celebration of Donnie’s life.

Dibble Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Kasson is in charge of arrangements.

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