Marie Olson, 77Marie Olson, 77, Parkers Prairie, died Friday, October 2, 2009 at St. Michael’s Nursing Home in Sauk Centre.
Marie Olson, 77, Parkers Prairie, died Friday, October 2, 2009 at St. Michael’s Nursing Home in Sauk Centre.
Marie was born November 27, 1931 to William and Florence (Moe) Doran in Mahnomen. She attended grade school in Mahnomen before moving with her family to St. Ann and Donovan, Illinois for a short time. They also lived in Wolverton, Minnesota and Fargo, North Dakota during her years of growing up.
She was united in marriage to Clifford T. Olson on July 22, 1948 in Big Stone City, South Dakota. Following their marriage they lived in Alexandria, Fargo and Kankakee, Illinois before moving to Parkers Prairie to a farm south of town in 1956. She and her husband farmed until retiring in 1987. Her husband, Clifford, died in 2000. Marie moved to live with her granddaughter in Sauk Centre in the fall of 2007 before moving into St. Michael’s Nursing Home in the spring of 2008.
Marie enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, hunting, vegetable and flower gardening, birds, sewing, crocheting, knitting and quilting. She loved to travel and was a collector of many items. She loved to help people and volunteered at the Senior Center in Parkers Prairie. Her family was very important to her and she was especially fond of times spent with her grandchildren.
Marie is survived by three sons, Clifford (Wendy) Olson Jr. of Echo Valley, Dean (Donna) Olson of Sauk Centre and Nels (Becky) Olson of Parkers Prairie; two daughters, Karen (Ed) Dimmick of Crivetz, Wisconsin and Julia Olson of Parkers Prairie; brother, William (Roberta) Doran of Kankakee, Illinois; sister, Celia (Murill) Calbert of Kankakee, Illinois; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and son, James Oscar Olson, in 1987.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 7, at 11 a.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church with the Rev. Jon Sorum officiating. Music will be provided by organist, Dean Swanson. Burial will take place at Parkers Prairie Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Tim Turner, Derek Olson, James Olson Jr., Robert Lee Olson, Marty Wiebye and Joel Wilke. Honorary pallbearers are Floyd Olson, John Avery, Keith Avery, Steven Avery, Joseph H. Olson, Gordon Drum, Duane Stende, Dennis Stende and Donald Tippie.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Lind Family Funeral Home in Parkers Prairie and continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
Arrangements are by Lind Family Funeral Service with chapels in Miltona and Parkers Prairie, www.lindfamilyfuneralservice.com.
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