Mavis Olson, 91 of Battle Lake died Thursday, February 22, 2018, at the Battle Lake Good Samaritan Center.
Mavis Violet Olson was born on April 26, 1926, by Clitherall, Minnesota the daughter of Bernie and Amanda (Floen) Erickson. She was baptized and confirmed in Nidaros Lutheran Church. She attended the Clitherall School and graduated from Battle Lake High School in 1944.
Mavis and Robert Olson were married on November 21, 1944, in Henning, Minnesota. In 1948, they purchased their farm in Eagle Lake Township, where they first raised turkeys and then began dairy farming. Robert died on November 23, 1981, and Mavis continued to live on the farm until April of 2017, when she entered the Battle Lake Good Samaritan Center. Mavis enjoyed cooking, the outdoors, and working on the family farm.
She is survived by three children, John (Sue) Olson and David (Julie) Olson all of Battle Lake and Judy (Kevin) Little of Coon Rapids; ten grandchildren, Tony (Melissa) Olson, Katie (Craig) Brye, Ryan (Lindsay Haugen) Olson, Scott (Shawn Manley) Olson, Mikki (Jay) Ebel, Joe (Rachel Hubbling) Olson, Andrew (Kelsey) Olson, Jenna (Brian) Bell, Joshua and Jordan Little; nine great-grandchildren, Isaac and McKenna Brye, Aiden and Bennett Olson, Britney (Mitchell) Ronhovde, Christian Bevins, Jessica and Aiden Ebel and Abigail Bell; and by numerous relatives and friends. Mavis was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Olson and her longtime companion, William Bjerketvedt.
Funeral Service: 2 PM, Sunday February 25, 2018, at Eagle Lake Lutheran Church of rural Battle Lake.
Visitation: one hour prior to the service.
Clergy: Rev. Bradley Skogen
Interment: Eagle Lake Lutheran Church Cemetery
Funeral Home: Glende-Nilson of Battle Lake.
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