Vernon Edward Olson was born February 19, 1962, in Sioux Falls, S.D., to Vernon L. and Helen Olson. Vernon, 57, made his special journey to be with our Lord on January 19, 2020, at the Avera Hospice in Sioux Falls.
Vernon attended school in Sioux Falls through seventh grade, and then moved to Martin, where he graduated from Bennett County High School in 1980. During high school he participated in football, track and was a state place winner in wrestling. After high school, he attended Southern State College in Springfield, S.D. In the spring of 1981 he joined the United States Navy. Vernon returned to Sioux Falls to work and married a wonderful woman, Cindy. To this marriage was born two sons, Zach and Tyler.
Vernon is survived by his sons, Zach and Tyler, both of Sioux Falls; step-daughter, Heather, Baltic; and brother, Mike (Betty Ann), Martin.
Vernon was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon L. and Helen Olson; and brother, David.
Two of Vernon’s favorite things to do were to fish and cheer for his beloved New England Patriots.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.