Melvin W. Olson, 76, of Cloquet, passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2011 in Solvay Hospice House, Duluth. He was born November 4, 1934 in Cloquet to Martin and Laila Olson. Mel graduated from Cloquet High School in 1953. He married Carol Novak on July 6, 1957.
Mel served in the US Air Force and was employed as a millwright with Potlach Corporation in Cloquet.
He was preceded in death by his son, Scott Olson, and his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Carol, of Cloquet; son, Brian Olson of Cloquet; daughter, Sandy Olson (Dale Honkala)of Duluth; two grandsons, Derek Olson of Duluth and Matthew Johnson; and two sisters, Dorothy (Danny) Erickson of Cloquet and Shirley (Bernie) Matlock of Cohasset.
Private Family Services were held in Atkins-Northland Funeral Home. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Cloquet.