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.