Alinor J. Olson


Alinor Jeanne Olson, 78, Horace, ND died on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at Edgewood Memory Care in Fargo, North Dakota.

Alinor was born February 13, 1944, in Rapid City, SD, to Peter Gordon and Margaret (Ernst) Stadem. She was raised in Shakopee where she enjoyed cheerleading and working as a car-hop at a local restaurant. The family then moved to Minneapolis where she graduated from Roosevelt High in 1962. After graduation she worked as a library aid in Minneapolis. Ali married her high school sweetheart, Robert (Bob) Olson, September 26, 1964. Robert and Alinor settled in Horace, North Dakota and Ali became a secretary at West Fargo High School and later at Horace Elementary.

Ali enjoyed fishing and vacationing at the lakes in Minnesota with her family, gardening, baking (especially Christmas cookies for her grandchildren), bike rides and walks with her neighborhood friends, participating in book clubs and church activities at Horace Lutheran Church.

Alinor was survived by her sons Ryan (Addy) Olson and Eric (Sharla) Olson, grandchildren Evan, Maxwell, Seth & Xander Olson, and her siblings Carol Haug, Mary (Tom) Stark, Dean (Cyndy) Stadem, Sara (Jim) Heim, Steve (Teresa) Stadem and Mark (Patty) Stadem and sister in law Vonne; and many nieces and nephews.

Alinor was preceded in death by her husband Robert, brother Robert, sister Maxine and brother-in-law Vern, brother-in-law Sid, and parents Peter Gordon and Margaret.

Visitation begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by the 11 a.m. funeral, Monday, August 15, 2022 at the Horace Lutheran Church, Horace, ND. Burial will be at the Horace Lutheran Cemetery, Horace, ND. West Funeral Home & Life Tribute Center

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