Gary Oleen

Gary Oleen

Funeral services for Gary E. Oleen, age 71, of St. Cloud, were held June 9th at the First Baptist Church, Milaca with Pastor Adrian Bolt officiating. Interment followed at Borgholm Cemetery near Bock. Arr. Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home
Gary Earl Oleen was born October 8, 1942, in Milaca, MN, to George and Joyce (Johnson) Oleen. He married Jane Oelkers on April 23, 1966 at Dalbo Baptist Church in Dalbo, MN. Gary lived in Milaca until 1968 when his family moved to Morris and then to Saint Cloud in 1989. He owned and operated Oleen Ag Air until the time of his accident. He enjoyed flying his helicopter, building hot rods, spending time with his grandchildren, and visiting with his friends at Caribou Coffee. Gary passed away Thursday, June 5th at the St. Cloud Hospital after suffering injuries in a helicopter accident on May 28th.
Gary is survived by his wife, Jane; son, Craig of Sauk Rapids; daughter, Kori (Ed) Sanders of Hutchinson; 3 grandchildren, Jack, Ben, and Katie Sanders; great-granddaughter, Layla; brother, Richard (Nhung) of Bethesda, MD; sisters, Bonnie (Roger) Young of Sartell, Barbara (Les) Millam of Milaca, and Gayle (Paul) Ash of Milaca; sister-in-law, Mary Oleen of Milaca; also by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Stuart and brother-in-law, Dan Nelson.

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