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Published February 06, 2013, 12:00 AM

Marilyn A. Olson

Marilyn A. Olson, wife of Roger, united in marriage August 20, 1955 and mother of Lynne (Glen) Olson-Rommesmo, Fargo; Heidi (Mike)Olson-Fitzgerald, Moorhead; Sara (Paul) Hanson, Alexandria; and, Mark (Sara) Olson, Walker. Grandchildren include Matt, Adam and Kate Fitzgerald; Jacob, Abby, Alyssa Hanson; Boysen and Palmer Olson; Daniel(Autumn) Rommesmo and Jennifer (Sascha) Rommesmo, and great grandchildren: Kimberly Rommesmo and Hadley Rommesmo.

She was the second of four children born to Bert and Alice (Haas) Olson at Baldwin, Wisconsin July 22nd, 1934. Nurtured and raised on a dairy farm. Education included a one room country school near Baldwin, WI and Baldwin HS. She graduated from UW Eau Claire fulfilling a dream of becoming a teacher. Marilyn taught public schools in Eau Claire, WI, St Paul, Gully and Moorhead, MN and Fargo, ND. While teaching at Probstfield Elementary in Moorhead, she was 'Moorhead Teacher of the Year 1981'. Marilyn was involved with various caring groups, church women circles, Via de cristo, and PEO. Member of Calvary Lutheran, Park Rapids, MN.

Marilyn A. Olson

Marilyn A. Olson, wife of Roger, united in marriage August 20, 1955 and mother of Lynne (Glen) Olson-Rommesmo, Fargo; Heidi (Mike)Olson-Fitzgerald, Moorhead; Sara (Paul) Hanson, Alexandria; and, Mark (Sara) Olson, Walker. Grandchildren include Matt, Adam and Kate Fitzgerald; Jacob, Abby, Alyssa Hanson; Boysen and Palmer Olson; Daniel(Autumn) Rommesmo and Jennifer (Sascha) Rommesmo, and great grandchildren: Kimberly Rommesmo and Hadley Rommesmo.

She was the second of four children born to Bert and Alice (Haas) Olson at Baldwin, Wisconsin July 22nd, 1934. Nurtured and raised on a dairy farm. Education included a one room country school near Baldwin, WI and Baldwin HS. She graduated from UW Eau Claire fulfilling a dream of becoming a teacher. Marilyn taught public schools in Eau Claire, WI, St Paul, Gully and Moorhead, MN and Fargo, ND. While teaching at Probstfield Elementary in Moorhead, she was 'Moorhead Teacher of the Year 1981'. Marilyn was involved with various caring groups, church women circles, Via de cristo, and PEO. Member of Calvary Lutheran, Park Rapids, MN.

Marilyn loved her family and home, guest meals, delighted in her grandchildren, praying for her students, loved the classroom, seeking out the lost, baking apple pie, lots of flowers and gardens, feeding hungry birds, Saturday morning breakfasts, and Itasca State Park

Marilyn's sibling family includes her brother, David (Joan) Olson and her two sisters, Beverly Olson and Sharon (Jerry) Afdahl; Preceding deaths include her parents, numerous relatives and lots of friends and neighbors.

Her family expresses special thanks to the St.Joesph's, Essentia and Sanford medical and nursing staffs, Heritage, Diamond Willow caring communities.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Park Rapids, MN. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 8, 2013 from 4 until 7 PM at the Cease Family Funeral Home in Park Rapids, MN. A prayer service will be held at 7 PM. Visitation will also be held for 1 hour prior to the services at the church on Saturday. Her son - Pastor Mark Olson, Pastor Stephen Norby and Pastor Sara Jensen will officiate. Interment will be held at the Bethel Lutheran Cemetery at Dorset, MN. Arrangements are being handled by the Cease Family Funeral Home of Park Rapids, MN. The family plans to use memorial gifts to establish funding for educational opportunities in health care. Friends may leave on line condolences at ceasefuneralhome.com

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