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Visitation, funeral details for John Olson

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John Olson, founder and chairman of the largest ad agency in the Twin Cities, died Saturday, Sept. 7, at his home after a 13-month battle with cancer. Service details:

Visitation 4-8pm Monday, September 9th at

First Memorial Funeral Chapel

At 7110 France Ave South

Edina, MN 55435

Phone: 952-924-4900

Mass of Christian burial noon, Tuesday, September 10th

At the Basilica of St Mary

Hennepin & 16th

In downtown Minneapolis.

A reception will follow.

There will be an additional visitation at the Basilica

From 10:30am to noon – preceding the mass.

Read Rick Kupchella's tribute to his friend...and his account of being there as Olson recorded his final musical project in Nashville last fall.

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