|Birth: ||May 22, 1937|
North Dakota, USA
|Death: ||Jan. 24, 2014|
Donna Mae Olson, 76, of Big Cormorant Lake, passed away peacefully at home, January 24, 2014, surrounded by her family.
Donna was born on May 22, 1937, in Fairdale, ND, to David & Liela Olson. Upon graduating from Oak Grove High School in Fargo, she completed her undergraduate degree at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN. Donna began teaching elementary school in Glendive, MT. She continued touching the lives of students in Brownton, MN, and concluded her teacher career at Washington Elementary in Fargo, ND.
Donna was joined in marriage to Dorian Olson in Wolverton, MN, on December 26, 1959. After a short time in Glendive and Brownton, the couple made their home in Fargo until moving to Big Cormorant Lake in 1995.
Donna, a member of First Lutheran Church in Fargo, sang in the Cathedral Choir for over 50 years. She was a woman of faith. Her love and dedication to her family was evident in her actions as she guided her children, welcomed friends and relatives into her home, and did whatever she could to help and serve others.
Donna had varied interests, including rosemaling, music, quilting, knitting and other other hand-work. She enjoyed opportunities to travel with her husband, children and church family. The highlight of her travels was the trip to the Holy Land that allowed her to experience "walking where Jesus walked".
Grateful for having shared in her life are her husband, Dorian Olson, her children, Carter Olson, Julie Vanderstappen; three grandchildren; her sister, Leone Wilson. Donna was preceded in death by her parents, Dave and Liela Olson, and her sister, Delores Olson.
First Lutheran Cemetery
Created by: Karen Kelley
Record added: Jan 29, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 124340570
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