Victor Noel Olson, 1968

Winter 2018 (January 13, 2018)

Victor Noel Olson, 71 of Van Meter, Iowa, passed away Aug. 18, 2017, at his home. Memorial services were Aug. 25, 2017, at the Van Meter American Legion Reception Center, Post 403 with Rev. Bill Steward officiating. Burial with honors followed at Iowa Veteran's Cemetery. Vic was born in Grand Mound, Iowa, to Nels and Alice (Grau) Olson on Dec. 27, 1945. He graduated from Calamus High School in 1964. He earned a degree in physical education from Luther College in 1968. He pitched for the California Angels farm team until he was drafted into the Army during the Vietnam War. His true love of baseball was close to his heart growing up on his own field of dreams on his family's farm. He owned Vic Young's Sporting Goods and worked many years for All-American/Riddell selling football equipment. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He was inducted into the Luther College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1988 and was involved in the American Legion Post #403. Vic is survived by his children, Katrina (Ryan) Davis, Todd (Maria) Olson, Nick (Laura) Olson; grandsons, Jayden Davis, Nathan Davis and Mason Victor Sollecito-Olson; brothers and sisters, Myra Jean Peterson (Charles) Peterson, Carol Ann (David) Block, Marlon (Snap) Olson, Leonard (Nancy) Olson, Harold Olson ‘70 (Jean) Olson, Myrna Kay (Olson) Peterson ‘71, Paul Olson ’76 (Carla) Olson; nieces and nephews; and many friends he met along the way. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Nels Jr. and Leon Olson ‘63; sister, Arla Mae Hernes; brother-in-laws, Charles Peterson, David Block and Pastor Dave Hernes; and sister-in-law, Geri Richmond. Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Legion Post #403, 910 Main Street, Van Meter, IA 50261. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the many friends and family that loved their dad. Online condolences may be left at [email protected]

Victor Noel Olson