Julia Louise Olson, 83, Bismarck, North Dakota, formerly of Glasgow, Montana passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2020. Julie was born in New Deal, Montana, near Fort Peck on September 25, 1936, to Louis and Olga (Upsahl) Koskey. As a young girl, her family lived in Tampico, Montana, where she attended school until the family moved to Glasgow. She graduated from Glasgow High School in 1954. Following graduation, Julie worked at Sam’s Supper Club as a waitress and this is where she met her future husband of 58 years, Marvin.
Marvin and Julie were married on January 12, 1962 in Glasgow, where they continued to live and raise their family. Julie soon went to work at a medical clinic, where she was trained to be an x-ray tech. Later when that clinic closed, she worked as an administrative assistant at Nemont Manor until retiring in 2005. Marvin and Julie then made the decision to move to Mandan to watch their grandkids grow up and last year moved to Bismarck.
Julie was passionate about antique collecting! Julie and Marvin could be seen either at an auction bidding on their favorite collectibles or setting up the auctions and calling out bids as they co-owned an auction company with their son, Dennis. Julie enjoyed crocheting, something she was able to continue even as her eyesight started to fail. She liked to bake and did amazing embroidery work that won several awards at the NE MT Fair. She loved to go horseback riding with Marvin and take him dancing into the wee hours of the morning knowing Marvin had to work early. She could often be found bucking bales alongside her husband, never afraid of hard work, but on days when the Dallas Cowboys were playing, you would find her watching the game and calling out plays. She especially loved her grandkids and her family. She will be missed!
Marvin J. Olson, 86, of Bismarck, North Dakota, formerly of Glasgow, Montana passed away on April 15, 2021 peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family after a strong battle with cancer.
Marvin was born October 10. 1934 in Wolf Point, Montana to Mathis and Hilda (Grundahl) Olson. Marvin attended the Wood Country School until 7th grade and then went on to graduate high school from Wolf Point in 1953 from Wolf Point. While in high school Marvin played football, was a Boy Scout, worked in the Wolf Point Saddlery and worked for Brookman Rodeo Company. Marvin actually almost missed his high school graduation as he was working a rodeo in Glasgow and had to hitch hike with saddle in hand back to Wolf Point. He made it in time! In 1954, Marvin joined the army. He spent 18 months in Germany was discharged in 1956. From there he went on to work for Richardson Construction as a heavy equipment operator.
In 1962, Marvin married Julia who was his sidekick for 58 years. Marvin went on to work for the City of Glasgow as the Street Superintendent in 1967. He finally retired in 1993… if you can actually call it retirement. Marvin was never a man to sit idle. He always kept busy at his own place with horses and cattle etc., co-owner of Olson Auction Service with his son Dennis, he kept busy with rental properties and driving truck for Fossum Ready Mix. If you knew Marvin this was just a few of the things he kept busy with!
In 2007 Marvin and Julie moved to Mandan, North Dakota where he and Dennis continued to run Olson Auction Service until his health began to decline.
Marvin loved going to auctions! He was an avid coin collector, gun collector, enjoyed refurbishing oak furniture, restoring old tractors and going hunting with Dennis.
Marvin and Julie are survived by their children: Wendy Makoff-Hariper of Bismarck, Patty (Jay) Long of Glasgow, Dennis (Kim) Olson of Bismark; siblings, Norris Thompson of Colestrip and Karen Maxness; grandchildren: Nathan (Amy) Huff, Michael and Kaylee Olson, Harry (Miranda) Smith, Tim (Lisa) Hariper, Jim (Robin) Hariper, Jackie (Lou) Garcia, Gina (Brad) Solemasaas, Jennifer (Wayde) Sick, Sara (Josh) Toavs: great-grandchildren, Abbey and Harper Huff and several nieces and nephews.
Marvin and Julie are preceded in death by their parents; 3 of Marvin’s brothers, 4 of Marvin’s sisters, son-in-law Joe Hariper, brother-in-law Gordon Maxness and great-grandson, Nash Prodruchny.