January 27, 2013 12:00 am Quad-City Times Obituaries

Vernon "Bud" Olson. 82

ANKENY, Iowa -- Vernon L. "Bud" Olson passed away January 24, 2013, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. January 31 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 517 SW Des Moines St., Ankeny, Iowa. Burial will be at Rock Island National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. A visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 30, at Memorial Services of Iowa Funeral Home, 4208 N. Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny.

Bud was born April 10, 1930, in Lowry, Minn., a son of Anton and Inga Olson. He graduated from Glenwood High School in Glenwood, Minn., and attended trade school for automotive repair. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He married the love of his life, Barbara "Bobbie" Olson, September 19, 1959. He worked for Bee Line Automotive Equipment Co. in Bettendorf for 30 years, starting as a salesman and retiring as company president. He received numerous honors and travelled the world sharing his expertise in auto and heavy truck maintenance. He was a church council member, Boy Scout leader and a loving husband and father.

Bud is survived by three sons. the Rev. Timothy (Cynthia) Olson and Daniel (Treva) Olson, both of Ankeny, and Christopher Olson of Des Moines. He is also survived by two grandsons Jonathan and Michael, and a sister, Rosella Olsen of Alexandria, Minn. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bobbie Olson, who passed away in 1995.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Wounded Warriors project www.woundedwarriorproject.org.