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Thomas Luther- Grand Mound, Iowa posted on 8/13/20
So very sorry to learn of Mr. G's passing. I worked for him for a few years in the early 1990's and what a kind and generous man he was. He always had a joke to tell or a story to share. His wisdom and kindness has not gone unmarked in my life. When I left the business to become a funeral director he offered great encouragement to fulfill my goals and dreams. I have since retired and am now back in the car business thanks to the fine lessons I learned from his generosity. (8 great years...well done good and faithful servant! You will indeed be missed. Give Mrs. G a big hug and say hello to my parents. TO all the Gjovik clan-- you were fortunate to have such a great role model in life! My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Merle Lorenson posted on 7/25/20
I have known Olaf as Butch my whole life. He would come to his birth town of Strathcona, Minnesota almost annually. It was a pleasure every time I got to see Butch. His passing took a part of my heart with him. Though I seldom saw him, I loved him like a second dad. Rest in peace Butch, you will be missed

Leonard Wass posted on 7/24/20
Olaf was an inspiration to us all. As a fellow submariner we had an unbreakable bond, even though separated by 20 years in age. He was always cheery, intellectually bright, conversant, and kind to all. Kathy and I cruised the St. Lawrence River with him and Candy from Quebec City to Toronto. A wonderful time. At the commissioning of the new nuclear fast attack submarine, the USS ILLINOIS (SSN-786), Olaf was a star. He went front and center and pinned brand new "dolphins" (submarine-qualified insignia) on the chests of several proud young sailors attached to the boat. He will be missed by all. May he rest in God's hands for eternity. Captain Leonard Wass, USN (Ret) and wife Kathy Wass

Patti Churchill posted on 7/24/20
Olaf touched my soul in so many ways. So kind, so thoughtful, so loving. You will be greatly missed by me and so many other people! May you rest in peace Olaf. Heaven has gained one special Angel!