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January 30, 1953 - April 7, 2017

Craig was born January 30, 1953 in Spring Grove, Minnesota to Orveland Rosie (Treangen) Olson.  In 1971, he graduated from Mabel-Canton High School.  He then attended Winona Technical School for Sales and Business.  On April 27, 1974 he married Linda Amdahl at St. Olaf Catholic Church in Mabel.  They later divorced.  Oly had several careers throughout his life. These included: dairy farming, a realtor for Key Reality in Winona, manager of Sahaptin Farms in Winona, driving delivery truck for Pugsly, Gross IGA in Mabel, co-owner of Hometown Foods in Mabel, a meat manager for Econofoods in Rochester, Cresco, and Stewartville, and was a salesman for Affiliated Foods and later Mason Brothers before he retired.

Oly was a member of the St. Olaf Catholic Church in Mabel.  He was a former member of Mabel Fire Department, Mabel Business Association, Mabel EDA, and the Rawhide Ropers. He served on the Mabel-Canton School Board, helped on the “Chain Gang” for football games, he loved his horses, dogs, cheering for his Dallas Cowboys, and especially meeting new people.

Craig passed away Friday, April 7, 2017 at his home at the age of  64.

Craig is survived by his two sons: Justin (Cassie) of Mabel, and Logan (Michelle) of Fountain City, Wisconsin; five grandchildren: Justin, Alaina, Jackson, Alyvia, and Colton; two sisters: Sandra (Bernie) Hurley of Harmony, Minnesota and Cheryl (Duane) McDougall of Glencoe, Minnesota and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, two nieces, and his father and mother-in-law Bud and Dorothy Amdahl.  

Funeral mass will be 11 a.m. Thursday, April 13, 2017 at St. Olaf Catholic Church in Mabel with Father Matt Fasnacht officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery in rural Mabel.  Visitation will be 4- 7 p. m. Wednesday, April 12, 2017  at the St. Olaf Catholic Church with a prayer service at 7 p.m.and 1 hour prior to services. 

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