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Scott A. Olafson December 3, 2021


Scott Alan Olafson passed away on December 3, 2021, at Altru Hospital with family members by his side. After a short battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis he lived to the age of 57.

Scott was born in Roseau on July 19, 1964, to Gordon and Martha (Larsen) Olafson. He was the third oldest out of five children. Scott grew up on the family farm where he worked in the fields and in the barn beside his siblings and parents. He attended Roseau Public School till he graduated high school there in 1983. After graduating high school, he begun a family with Ann (Przekwas) Peterson and had two children, daughter Sara (Olafson) Magnusson and son Cody Olafson. He remarried later in life to Shelly (Robinson) Olafson on August 15, 2008 and remained happily married till Scotts last days here on earth.

Scott worked at Polaris, Marvins, Roseau Public School, Geroys Building Center, CHS Northland Grain, Warroad Senior Living Center, and Karls Manufacturing. He was a member of Spruce Free Luthern Church where he was baptized and confirmed.

Scott will be dearly remembered for his endless love, kindness and humbleness. He was always putting others before himself and cared so very deeply for his family and friends. All who knew Scott knew he was always full of laughter and jokes that brought many smiles. Scott was very organized and meticulous with everything he did. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and being around his family.

Scott is survived by his parents Gordon and Martha of Roseau; Wife Shelly Olafson, siblings Mark (MaryAnn) Olafson of Roseau, Joni (Mike) Bedard of Roseau, Nathan (Stephanie) Olafson of Badger, Sara (Erik) Magnusson (daughter), Cody Olafson (son), Angela Robinson (stepdaughter). He had six grandchildren, Bryden, Easton, Kambrya, Jordyn, Liam and Felix, seven nieces and nephews, and three great nieces and nephews. Scott was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Clarence and Evelyn Larsen and his paternal grandparents, Olaf and Erma Olafson, and his brother Wayne Olafson and many aunts and uncles.

A Funeral Service for Scott A. Olafson of Roseau, MN will be held on Monday, December 13, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Spruce Free Lutheran Church in Roseau, MN. Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 12, 2021 from 5-7PM with 7PM prayer service at Helgeson Funeral Home in Roseau MN. Burial will be held at Spruce Cemetery in Roseau, MN.

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