MALTA- Robert Alan Olson died February 11, 2019 at his home in Malta.  Cremation has taken place.  A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

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He was born May 26, 1955, in Havre, Montana, to Marlan and Donna Olson.

He graduated from Malta High School and continued his education for a year at Northern Montana College. He then started his career working in the assay labs of Pegasus and Florida Canyon Gold Mining Companies. He was very proud of the numerous safety awards he earned. His career was cut short in 2001 when he underwent a ten-hour surgery on his spine to stabilize and repair damage from the devastating disease Neurofibromatosis. His doctors told him that it was not possible for him to return to work. 

Bob enjoyed his Bible Study groups and appreciated the way they strengthened his relationship with the Lord.  Serving others was important to Bob so he gave of his time to take a leadership role in AA.  He was also an avid Mustang fan who cheered on the youth of the community.  Camping and fishing were his passions. His favorite fishing trip was to Alaska where he caught salmon in the Kuskokwim River and halibut and sea bass in Resurrection Bay. Most of all, Bob enjoyed his family and reveled in being a good uncle. 

He is survived by his mother, his sisters Pauline (John) Carochi and Laura (Frank) Jones, his brother James (Bernie) Olson, his nephews David (Brandy) Jones, Jeremy (Elizabeth) Carochi, Robert James Olson; his nieces Andrina (Ronnie) Starika, and Danielle (Jeromy) Mulvany. The lights of his life were his great nephews and nieces:  Aubrey and Natalie Starika, Riley and Blake Carochi, Ryan Jones, and Quinn Olson and Isabelle Wagner. He was preceded in death by his father.

In lieu of memorials, the family asks that in Robert’s memory you reach out to those who are alone. 

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From: Anne and David Boothe

Donna, Pauline, Laura, Jim and families,
We re so sorry to hear of Bob's death and will miss seeing him around Malta. He always made sure to say "hello Anne", and it was fun to catch up once in a while. I did learn not to sit by him at basketball games, but loved his spirit and passion as a fan.
Certainly gone too soon, but he's resting on the other side. May God bless you Donna and give you strength in these days ahead.

From: Mary Pat Porter

Please accept our condolences for your loss of Bobby. I will miss seeing him as he was certainly a Champion for the Malta basketball teams. He was a friend and we lost him too soon. May he Rest In Peace.

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