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Published December 02, 2013, 12:00 AM

Avis Marion Olson

Avis Marion Olson, 87, of Ada, MN, passed away unexpectedly Friday, November 29th, 2013 at the Benedictine Living Community, Ada, MN.

Avis was born in May 11, 1926 to Thomas and Amelia (Orsland) Nygaard in Good Hope Township, Shelly, MN. Avis attended the Climax High School graduating in 1944. She married Orville Lee in August of 1944, lived near Perley, MN. Avis’s sister Doris passed away in April of 1971 and with a generous heart Avis took the children, Cindy, Randy and Debbie Dahm, in as her own.

Avis Marion Olson

Avis Marion Olson, 87, of Ada, MN, passed away unexpectedly Friday, November 29th, 2013 at the Benedictine Living Community, Ada, MN.

Avis was born in May 11, 1926 to Thomas and Amelia (Orsland) Nygaard in Good Hope Township, Shelly, MN. Avis attended the Climax High School graduating in 1944. She married Orville Lee in August of 1944, lived near Perley, MN. Avis’s sister Doris passed away in April of 1971 and with a generous heart Avis took the children, Cindy, Randy and Debbie Dahm, in as her own.

On July 22, 1972 Avis married Loren Olson. They made their home in Shelly, MN. Avis and Loren owned Olson Tavern in Shelly for three years. They sold the tavern and worked for Abentroth Construction.

Avis and Loren moved from the farm in the fall of 2011 and to the assisted living facility Valley View in Ada, MN. They then moved to Benedictine Living Community nursing home in February of 2013.

Avis is survived by her children Judy Hitner of Idaho Falls, ID, Carol (Fred) Tolli of Idaho Falls, ID, Loren (Harriet) Lee of Pelican Rapids, MN, Milt (Emily) Lee of Ada, MN, Jesse (Elizabeth) Lee of Ada, MN, Lenora (David) Bjorge of Buxton, ND; three step children Greg Olson of Osage, MN, Bradley (Terri) Olson of Idaho Falls, ID, Dorothy (George) Russell of Prineville, OR; nephew Randy (Chrys) Dahm of Oceanside, CA, niece Debbie Dahm of Myrtle Point, OR; 36 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

She was presided in death by her parents; infant sister Thelma, sister, Doris Dahm, brother, Leroy Nygaard; niece, Cindy Arnold; son-in-law, Kirk Cranney, son-in-law, Joe Hitner; granddaughters Jalane Hitner and Melissa Hitner; great nephew Michael Andrews.

Visitation for Avis will be held Tuesday, December 3, 2013 from 5-6:30 p.m. at Fredrikson Funeral Home in Ada with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Funeral will be held Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Ada. Burial will follow at Concordia Cemetery, rural Hendrum.

Fredrikson Funeral Home Ada, MN www.fredriksonfh.com

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