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Marjorie Olson, of Mora, died on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 at St. Clare Living Community of Mora.  She was 85 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am. on Thursday, January 10, 2013  from Calvary Lutheran Church in Mora with  Rev. Dean Oelfke officiating.

VISITATION will be from 4-8 pm. on Wed., Jan. 9, 2013 at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora and also one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.

INTERMENT will be Friday Jan. 11, at 11:05 A.M., at Assembly Area #1,  Fort Snelling National Cemetery,  7601 34th Avenue, South  Minneapolis, MN 55450

Marjorie Angeline Olson passed away peacefully at the St. Clare Living Community in Mora, MN on January 5th, 2013 at the age of 85.   Marge was born on August 7th, 1927 in Starbuck, MN to Ole and Alice (Olson) Tharaldson and was baptized at East Zion Lutheran Church, confirmed at Crow River Lutheran Church in rural Belgrade. She graduated from Brooten High School in 1945.   On May 30, 1948, Marge was united in marriage to Robert L. Olson at Crow River Lutheran Church.  In 1950, they moved to Onamia, MN and then in 1954, they moved to Mora, MN.  Marge spent the next 58 years raising her family and supporting the community by volunteering and participating in such things as:  various Calvary Lutheran Church committees and groups, the VFW, American Legion and Hospital Auxiliary, Kanabec Historical Society, the Blood Mobile, Meals on Wheels and provided rides for those who needed them. Marge was also known for being a terrific, if not fanatic, supporter/fan of Mora High School athletics, band and choir programs and “the” provider of lefse for numerous fundraisers.

Marge was a member of the Mora Credit Union Supervisory Committee and worked for Fingerhut, was a Census Taker, an Election Judge, and also reported the Kanabec County News on WCMP radio for many years. After “retiring” from her various activities in 1990, she spent 16 warm winters in Arizona, returning to Minnesota in 2006 after Bob passed away.  Marge enjoyed being with family and friends, traveling with Bob to many different places, watching “her” Minnesota Twins, bowling, playing golf, cribbage, pool and other games whenever she could.   Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter Carol Olson, her parents, sisters Jean Gates, Irene Kowitz, brother Omer, brothers-in-law John Olson, Al Wehseler, Hiram Gates; and sisters-in-law Doris Olson and June Tharaldson.

Marge is survived by two daughters; Barb (David) Brasgalla of Farmington, MN, Lynette (Rex) Nowlan of Gilbert, AZ; two sons; Brad (Kari) Olson of Isanti, MN; Brian (Christine) Olson of Plymouth, MN; four grandchildren; Michael and Amanda Brasgalla, and Rachel and Nicole Olson.  Also surviving are her siblings:  Ernie (Kathi) Tharaldson of Graceville, MN; Harbee (Sandy) Tharaldson of Story, WY; Lynn (Rosie) Tharaldson of Lakeville, MN; Delan Tharaldson, Bloomington, MN; Donovan (Marlene) Tharaldson of New London, MN; Lon (Ruthie) Tharaldson of Richfield, MN; Vicky (Jay) Hegman of Isanti, MN; brother-in-law Ken Kowitz of Pierz, MN; sister-in-law Corrine Wehseler of Belgrade, MN and numerous nieces and nephews.


9 thoughts on “MARJORIE OLSON”

  1. Lynette- My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family – celebrate all of the great memories. Carmen

  2. Lynette and Family – We are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts. PS: Thank you for allowing Tom and I the opportunity to know your Mom and Dad and be a part of the Olson Family Arizona Christmas Festivities. . . .awesome memories, great fun and darn good food. . . . that Marge sure could cook.

  3. Dear Family members, I want you all to know that your mom was a very special friend to all of us at the Greater Minnesota Credit Union. Marge served this credit union for 40 years as a volunteer on our Supervisory Committee. Her dedication is something that you should be so very proud of. Bob and Marge were two of the greatest cooperators I have ever known. Their willingness to give in so many different ways to the communities they lived in is so very unusual in todays world. Marge was always my dear friend and I loved her visits with no specific motive for stopping in but to say hello and to see how things are going. The Greater Minnesota Credit Union would be a much poorer place if it were not for your mother and her contributions. The same applies to me personally, she was a great mentor and teacher to me. God Bless Marge and her family. Steve Ahlness, President, GMCU

  4. Lynette, Barb, Brad, Brian and Family – I am so sorry about your Mom’s passing and I am thinking about all of you and you are in my prayers. I do smile when I remember all the wonderful memories created over the years with your lovely Mom and Dad. From Arizona to Vegas to Minnesota…..fun times had by all. Many people will always have a special place in their heart for the both of them as well as for the wonderful family they raised. Much love – Shelby

  5. Dear Family, What a surprise to open the paper and see the Obituary for your Mom! I am so sorry for your loss! I wish I had known sooner so I could have shared these thoughts with you in person. In recent years, your Mom and I have had great conversations about the days when you all were in high school. Your Parents were amazing support not only for your activities, but for the school system as well. Your Mom set the bar pretty high when it comes to community service…not too many organizations that didn’t benefit from her involvement; and always with a smile! Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all as you celebrate her life! Peace to her memory and peace to you all!

  6. I am so sorry to miss celebrating Marge’s wonderful life! I have been thinking so much about her, and so many memories come to mind. Lemon pie, playing cards, lefse, photos of her bowling before I knew how, how her eyes smiled, and most of all her genuine interest in me and all of us nieces and nephews! She will be remembered so wonderfully and with such joy! Lots of love, Coleen

  7. My deepest condolences to you on the loss of your dear Mother. I have some very fond memories of her working with us to make our choir dresses in high school, organizing our fund raisers and encouraging us in our efforts to spread our wings and reach for our dreams. May she watch over you for eternity.

  8. Dear Brad, Barb, Brian, Lynette and Families,
    I deeply regret that I could not be with you at this time of sharing memories of Marge. I have always thought that she was a great lady. I feel privileged to have known your parents. They did a great job of raising their family and sharing what they had with all of us. Your MOM will always have a special place in my heart.
    Love, Bev

  9. Brad,Barb , Brian and Lynette and family
    We so enjoyed being with Marge during our years together with Kanabec Co-op events as well as our family times together. She was a classy lady. She cared about others and added much, both laughter and knowlege to our outings together. We will never forget your Mom or your Dad.

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