Obituary Listings

Ole Watne

April 5, 1948 January 16, 2018
Ole Watne
There are condolences waiting approval on Ole's Tribute wall
Obituary for Ole Watne

Ole Watne, age 69, of Gully, MN, passed away on Tuesday, January 16th, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 22nd, at Lund Lutheran Church in Gully with Dawn Hanson officiating. Interment will be in Lund Lutheran Cemetery, Gully. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Sunday, January 21st, at the Gully Community Hall. There will also be reviewal for one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church. Arrangements are with the Carlin Funeral Home of Fosston and messages of condolence may be sent at

Olaf (Ole) Leslie Watne was born April 5th, 1948, to parents Lawerence(Bud) and Pearl (Rystad) Watne at Fosston, MN. Ole was baptized and confirmed at Lund Lutheran church , Gully, MN where he grew up. Ole passed away at home at the age of 69 years.

Ole attended Gully Elementary School and graduated from Gonvick High School in 1966. After graduation Ole worked for different farmers in Montana, the returned to Gully and farmed with Bud. He was drafted into the US Army on March 25, 1968 and given a medical discharge on April 27th, 1968. Ole then worked for Northern Pipeline until purchasing his own “Ford rig” in 1971.

Ole was united to Dianne Wiberg on April 5, 1969, his 21st birthday at the Vernes Church in rural McIntosh. To this union 3 sons were born, Bing(David), Porky(Steven) and Boo(Bobby).

Ole & Dianne bought his Grandpa & Grandma Watne's home farm and raised their 3 boys there, farming and trucking. Farming the home place, buying Tora Bora were his greatest pleasures. Ole hauled grain, hauled for the pipeline but his favorite was going to Chicago and always brought home “treasures”. Their door was always open if anyone needed a place to stay. He loved country music and especially when his son, grandsons and granddaughters gathered around him for a “Jam Session”.

One of his favorite says was, “there is no such word as CAN'T”.

Even with Ole's declining health he always wanted to know what everyone was doing and enjoyed when someone would come by with their trucks so he could check them out.

Ole is survived by his wife of 48 years, Dianne, sons Bing(Kristi), Porky(Stacey) and Boo(Laura). His mother Pearl, also survives along with sisters Patty (David) Carlson, Shirley (Warren) Solheim, sisters-in-law Elaine (Carey) Burslie, Iris (Mike) Ophus and brother-in-law, Mark Wiberg of St. Paul. Grandchildren, Joshua (Kaitlin), Bailey, Brigette, Lane, and Dani, Shaylie and Chase Watne. Also survived by step grandchildren, numerous nieces , nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his dad Bud, brother Gary, infant sister Beverly, father-in-law and mother-in-law Gerald & Evie Wiberg, daughter-in-law Marcy, nephew Darrin Carlson, and nephew Wayne Solheim.

Ole was a Dad, Grandpa, and neighbor and friend to all who knew him. We will miss his laughter and great humor. Stories and memories about Ole will live on forever.

To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Ole Watne, please visit our Tribute Store.

Previous Events





5:00 PM 1/21/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/21/2018 7:00:00 PM
Gully Community Hall

301 S. Main
Gully, MN 56646

Prayer service will be held at 7:00 p.m.

Gully Community Hall
301 S. Main Gully 56646 MN
United States

Funeral Service




11:00 AM 1/22/2018 11:00:00 AM
Lund Lutheran Church

201 S. Main
Gully, MN 56646

Reviewal for one hour prior to the service at the church.

Lund Lutheran Church
201 S. Main Gully 56646 MN
United States

Create new album
Subscribe To Obituaries

We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
Ole Watne

Thank you for sharing your
memory of Ole

Provide comfort by sending fresh
flowers from our local florist.

Send Flowers
No thanks, please don't show me this again.