Myron James Olson

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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.

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  • Todd Bunger says:

    After 40 years of friendship, many great memories and countless long talks you will be greatly missed. Rest in peace my friend!

  • Linda Benson Carlson says:

    I am so sorry that you all lost your father, brother, uncle and family. I have many good memories of time spent at family reunions, Christmas at Coleman corner and, etc. I’m really happy that Myron joined us at my brothers a couple of years ago when we had a mini reunion including cousins. You all are in our thoughts and prayers🙏❤️

  • John Kohlmorgan says:

    RIP Myron, we shared so many great times, you will be missed my friend.

  • Milo and Ellie Olson says:

    Our condolences to Chris & Chad and their families. Rest in Heavenly Peace Myron with our parents, sister, and grandparents. It was an honor and a privilege to have you as my brother. You are greatly missed!
    Milo and Ellie

  • Peter Zimbelman says:

    My prayers are with Myron’s family. Memories of him are many. I will miss him dearly after 45 years of friendship. As John and Todd said, RIP Myron. You can now rest.

  • Cali Hix says:

    Myron, you were one of my dad’s best friends and you will be greatly missed. It was always a good time when our families were with each other. I can still hear the sound of your laughter when I think of us all together. Rest In Peace Myron.

  • Faye Steaples says:

    We just crossed paths once but on my visit with my sister Martha Kohlmorgan, Myron made me feel welcomed and had me laughing a great bit. I was truly saddened to hear Myron had passed. I knew he was a great friend to my sister and especially to my brother in law John.
    Rest In Peace

  • Dana Oas says:

    Myron and I were friends for almost 50 years. There are so many things we experienced growing up I could write a book. I am thankful for sharing time with Sandy and Myron as they began their life together and being there for the birth of their wonderful sons, Chris and Chad. It is a very sad day and my thoughts and prayers and with the family during this difficult time. RIP my friend……I will never forget you. 😢

  • Diane Van Rooyen says:

    Sorry for your loss . I had the pleasure of working with Randy in Canton. He truly lived by example and helped many people . Always talked highly of his children! He will be missed – he fought the good fight! Rest In Peace my friend .

  • Dwight Nelson, Shoreview MN says:

    So sorry to hear of Myron’s passing. Myron and I were were grade school friends when he lived in Hilltop is the 1960s:. Y Guides, Cleveland Elementary, exploring, and many, many afternoons of doing whatever pre-teen boys did in the 60s to find trouble! We hadn’t kept up – but reading his obituary I see / hear many things that remind me of his personality as a boy – and those wonderful afternoons! My condolences / deepest sympathies to Myron’s family. He was a great Hilltop Friend!

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