GOLDEN VALLEY — James LeRoy Olson, age 66, of Golden Valley, Minn., died on Nov. 3, 2012, surrounded by family and friends. Born Aug. 18, 1946, in Brainerd, Minn. Preceded in death by wife of 45 years, Karen; father, Eugene; brother, Kris. Survived by mother, Genevieve and her special friend, Stanley Kenning; mother-in-law, Irene Erickson; brother, Bill (Carol); sisters, Kathy (Ken) Lunderby and Karylanne (Daniel) Marchand; sister-in-law, Jeanette (Luke) Westman; nieces and nephews, Rob (Donna) Olson, Susan Gebhard, Jacob Lunderby, Joshua (Nicole) Lunderby, Anna Marchand, Joseph Marchand, Dan Westman, Mike (Salli) Westman and Angie Westman; great-nieces and great-nephews, Jazmine Westman, Allison Gebhard, Avery Gebhard and Aida Lunderby; his two cats, Emma and Hannah; other loving relatives and friends. Visitation 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 at Cremation Society of MN, 7835 Brooklyn Blvd., MN 55445 (763-560-3100). Memorial service 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 36696 320th St., Aitkin, MN 56431. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Bethlehem Lutheran Church.