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Wendell Lee Olson, age 53, of Minneapolis, MN journeyed to the Spirit World on March 19, 2023.

He was born on February 27, 1970 in Minneapolis, MN the son of Eugene Smith and Hazel (Thompson) Olson.

Lee was loved by many family members.  He loved to gamble, being the kid boss and spending time with family.  Lee loved to stay busy, loved cruising and sight-seeing and enjoyed his Mayo sandwiches.  He was an amazing artist and loved his hairspray because his hair had to be slicked just right.

Survived by his children Wendell Olson, Preston Olson (Tatiana), Isiah Olson, Sami Mountain (Preston) & Kye Olson; grandchildren Jaden Olson, Aiyanna Romano, Adonnis Romano, Andreas Ramano, Armani Romano, LaRayna Dionne, Preston Dionne Jr. and Lainey Dionne; siblings Martha Olson, Eugene Olson, Jodi Olson and Sherry Olson; special niece Francisca Macedonio; many other nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his mother Hazel Olson; his father Eugene Smith, siblings Darrin Olson and Lonnie Olson; niece Clarice Thompson; nephew Emmanuel Olson; and special people Dawn Monroe and Jessica Owen.

Honorary casket bearers will be Francisca Macedonio, Carlos Macedonio, Jamie Macedonio, Sulvia Macedonio, Fransisco Macedonio, Diondra Boswell, David Boswell, Shelby Boswell, Sarah Wade, Davine Wade, Sherri Lee Bruce, Shaylee Bruce and Shada Bruce.

Casket bearers will be Wendell Olson, Isiah Olson, Kye Olson, Preston Olson, Eugene Olson and Romney Olson.

Funeral service for Wendell Olson will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, March 25, 2023 at the Fon du Lac Cultural Language and Learning Center in Cloquet, MN.  Rick Defoe will officiate.  Interment at Holy Family Cemetery in Cloquet.

A visitation will take place Thursday, March 23 from Noon – 10:00 PM at Church of Blessed Kateri in Minneapolis.  Further all-night wake will be held Friday, March 24 beginning at 3:00 PM at the Fon du Lac Cultural Language and Learning Center in Cloquet.

Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted assisted the family with funeral arrangements.

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