Jo Ann Olson, 79Jo Ann Olson, 79, died September 16, 2010 at the Elim Care and Rehab Center in Princeton.
Jo Ann Olson, 79, died September 16, 2010 at the Elim Care and Rehab Center in Princeton.
Jo Ann was born September 27, 1930 in Malden, Missouri to Thurston and Grace (Gilmore) Roberts. She moved to Minnesota at the age of 16. She lived in the Alexandria area her entire life until 2009 when she moved to live closer to her daughter in Princeton.
She married Raymond L. Olson on May 9, 1952. They raised two daughters, Jackie and Lori. Jo Ann worked as a waitress and also as a cashier at Olson’s Super Market, Jim’s Red Owl, and Elden’s Food Fair until retirement. She enjoyed playing cards, laughing, cooking and baking for family and friends and visiting with family and friends.
She is survived by her two daughters, Jackie (Paul) Droogsma and Lori (Patrick) McClellan; two grandchildren, Ross (Rachel) Droogsma and Mindy (James) Vande Castle; two great-grandchildren, Rahnia and Aubrey; sisters, Thelma (Byron) Stevenson and Jeannette McNamera; brothers, Bob (Wanda) Roberts and L.T. Roberts; and special friend, Doris Ann Hauger.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Raymond Olson; and an infant brother.
A funeral service was held Monday, September 20 at Anderson Funeral Home with the Rev, Dan Osborn officiating. Mertice Brueske played the organ and Dan Olson was the soloist. Interment was at Fahlun Lutheran Cemetery in rural Nelson. Casket bearers were James and Mindy Vande Castle, Ross and Rachel Droogsma, and Dan Hauger.
Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.
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