Myron James Olson
October 11, 1960 ~ July 11, 2021
Myron Olson, 60, Sioux Falls, died Sunday, July 11, 2021, unexpectedly at his home.
Visitation with family will be 1-3pm, Saturday, July 24, 2021, at Heartland Funeral Home, with a time of sharing at 2:30pm. A private burial is scheduled for Hills of Rest Cemetery, Sioux Falls, at a later date.
Myron James Olson was born in Sioux Falls, SD on October 11, 1960, to parents Kenneth M. and Alice I. (Bensen) Olson. Waiting at home, was best friend and big brother, Milo. Sioux Falls was home to Myron his entire life. Being a history buff, he enjoyed expanding his knowledge of the area and its unique history. Myron liked to travel but only for a short time, he was always ready to get back home. In the late 1990’s, he and his parents traveled to Norway. During their trip, they enjoyed the culture, history, and met many close family members.
He graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1979. Myron started working while still in high school. One of his very first jobs was a fry cook at Ember’s, where he worked with his three best, lifetime friends and future bride. He also worked for Sioux Steel and Hutchinson Technology, before beginning his locksmith career. It was while working for Fred the Fixer, Bob’s Lock and Key, Myron learned his love for locksmithing. Myron owned his own mobile locksmith business, Myron’s Mobile, for over 20 years.
On February 2, 1980, Myron married Sandra Heesch at United Church of Christ in Garretson, SD. Together they raised two sons, Chris (Kristen) Olson, Nashville, TN, and Chad (Margaret) Olson, Sioux Falls, SD. Family was always very important to Myron. His sons were his pride and joy. He was always quick to share their successes and only wanted the very best for them. During the last several years, his constant companion was his dog, Bear.
Myron will be deeply missed by two sons, Chris Olson, Nashville, TN, and Chad (Margaret) Olson, Sioux Falls; brother, Milo (Ellie) Olson, Sioux Falls; grandchildren, Grace, Lauren, Leah, Audrey, and Westin; niece, Stacy (Eric) Gorman, Sioux Falls, and nephew, Mark Olson, Sioux Falls.
Myron was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Alice (Benson) Olson; and one infant sister, Lola.