Jim Olhausen


Jim Olhausen Jim L. Olhausen age 78 of Willmar passed away Thursday, February 26, 2015 at the St. Cloud Hospital. A Celebration of Life will be at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 4 at the American Legion Hanscom Post 167 in Willmar. Visitation is 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Legion. Burial is in St. Catherine’s Catholic Cemetery in Redwood Falls at a later date. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home in Redwood Falls is assisting the family with arrangements.

Jimmy Lee Olhausen was born June 20, 1936 in Hartley, Iowa to Everett and Mona (Gillespie) Olhausen. He graduated from Sutherland High School in Iowa in 1954. In July 1957 Jim enlisted in the US Air Force and served as an airplane mechanic. He spent two years in France and was honorably discharged in July 1963. Jim owned a resort and co-owned Action Real Estate in Alexandria for several years. He did custom framing and owned a wildlife art gallery in Grand Rapids and Willmar. On October 5, 1984 Jim married Monique Samyn in Willmar. He worked as a real estate broker in Willmar for many years before starting Olhausen Realty. Jim was a member of the NRA, VFW and American Legion, and Elk’s Club for a number of years. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved going to the trap range, skeet shooting, fishing, and duck hunting. Jim enjoyed playing horseshoes and cards, especially gin rummy. He was a sports fan who enjoyed going to games and watching the Green Bay Packers. Jim loved grilling for family and friends.

Jim is survived by his wife Monique of 30 years; children: Kim (Tom) Morris of Cokato, Tony (Paula) of Forest Hills, MD, and Brent (Kim) of Garfield; 8 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and his pets Toby and Cooper. He is also survived by his brothers Keith (Norma) Olhausen of Cherokee, IA and Lyle Olhausen of Spirit Lake, IA; sister-in-law Ardine Olhausen of Southerland, IA; several nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Robert, sister-in-law Linda Olhausen, and niece Natasha Olhausen.


  1. Larry Haglund says:

    Our thoughts and prayers to the family of U.S. Air Force Veteran Jim Olhausen. We thank Jim for his honorable and faithful service.
    American Legion Post 167 of Willmar, Mn

  2. Vickie Tompt says:

    Monique and family you are in my thoughts and prayers. Jim was a wonderful guy and will be sadly missed by all of us. Hugs to you.

  3. Scott Stockland says:

    Mo… So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Take comfort in the knowledge that Jim is in Heaven in the arms of Jesus.

  4. Anthony Olhausen says:

    Good Morning Monique,

    I am so sorry to hear of my fathers passing! I hope that you have many close friends in the area to support you in this time of need.

    My family and I are leaving for Arizona for a few days and we will not be able to attend the funeral service for you and Jim.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time.

    Best Regards,

    Tony Olhausen
    (443) 987-8882 (Cell)

  5. Marlene (Derynck) McCarthy says:

    I was so saddened to hear of the loss of your husband, Monique. I will pray for strength and healing for you and your family during this very difficult time. May God hold Jim gently in the palm of His hands.

    Most Sincerely,
    Marlene (Derynck) McCarthy

  6. Joann (Louwagie) Eischens says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss.
    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Julie Salfer says:

    You are in my prayers. We always enjoyed talking to Jim at the games in Wabasso. He sold us our cabin on
    Lake Andrew which our family enjoys. You have my deepest sympathy.

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