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Susan Olson

January 21, 1945 — January 30, 2018

Susan Kay Olson, 73, of Evansville died Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at her residence.

She was born January 21, 1945 in Sioux Falls, SD to Robert and Dorothy “Dale” (Faragher) Olson.  She lived in the Valley Springs, SD area until the family moved to a farm west of Erdahl, MN in 1951.  She was confirmed at Erdahl Lutheran Church and graduated from Elbow Lake High School in 1962.  She then went to nurse’s training for her LPN at Sioux Valley School of Nursing.  In 1987, she went back to school for her RN degree at Fergus Falls Community College.  As a nurse, Susan worked at the Pelican Lake Nursing Home in Ashby, Crestview Manor Nursing Home in Evansville, Grant County Hospital in Elbow Lake and the Barrett Care Center in Barrett.  She was united in marriage to Ron Olson on February 20, 1966 and they lived outside of Evansville.

Susan enjoyed traveling, animals, especially her dogs and horses, and birds.  She particularly enjoyed the time she spent with her children, grandchildren and family.

Susan is survived by her husband, Ron of Evansville; her children: Monica Olson (Cary Novotny) of Evansville, Brent (Sandee) Olson of Kasilof, AK, Theresa Olson (Chris Bitzan) of Brandon and Bradley (Debby) Olson of Hoffman; ten grandchildren: Stephanie (Orion) Olsen, Hannah (Jared) Wagner, Clayton Stotesbery, Taylor Olson, Casie Stotesbery, Austin Bitzan, Kaylee Bitzan, Derick Novotny, Noah Olson and Oliver Olson; four great-grandchildren: Ellie, Emma, Ahriya and Addy Olsen (and two upcoming attractions: Baby Olsen and Baby Girl Kulzer); four sisters: Ann (Ron) Edblom of Stacy, MN, Karen (Larry) Johnson of Lowry, MN, Nancy Kauppinen of Makinen, MN and Barbara (John) Dela Rosa of St. Paul, MN; two brothers: Bruce (Judy) Olson of Barrett, MN and Brian Olson of Elbow Lake, MN.  She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant sister, April.

Visitation: Sunday, February 4, 2018 from 1 to 3 P.M. at the Glende-Nilson Funeral Home in Evansville and resuming for one hour prior to the service at the church.

Service: Monday, February 5, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Faith Lutheran Church in Evansville.

Funeral Home: Glende-Nilson Funeral Home of Evansville


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Service Schedule

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Sunday, February 4, 2018

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Glende-Nilson Funeral Home

115 State St, Evansville, MN 56326

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Monday, February 5, 2018

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