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Loretta J. Laubenthal Olson
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Birth: Jul. 4, 1913
Palo Alto County
Iowa, USA
Death: Apr. 3, 1988
Oak Harbor
Island County
Washington, USA

Loretta Olson
Estherville – Funeral services will be held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church for
Loretta J. Olson, 74, of Oak Harbor, Wash., who died at a daughter's home in Oak
Harbor April 3.

The Rev. Fr. Thomas Topf will conduct the service with burial to follow at
Estherville Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday
at Henry-Olson-Fuhrman Funeral Home. A Legion of Mary Rosary will be recited at
4:30 p.m. Thursday, and a parish Rosary will follow at 7:30 p.m.

Mrs. Olson was born near Emmetsburg July 4, 1913, the daughter of Nicholas and
Lucy (Schumacher) Laubenthal. She attended school in West Bend, Rodman and
Emmetsburg, and achieved her GED in 1970 at Iowa Lakes Community College.

She was married to Edwin J. Olson Nov. 30, 1951, in Estherville.

She worked as a ship fitter during World War II in Oregon building Liberty
ships. She moved to north of Estherville in 1951 and lived there until moving to
Oak Harbor in 1987. She managed the Community Thrift here for a number of years,
and enjoyed playing bingo for recreation.

Mrs. Olson was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and of its Altar and
Rosary Society and the Legion of Mary. She was also a member of the Holy Family
Hospital Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary, KVN Club, and VFW Auxiliary.

Surviving her are two sons and one daughter: Mrs. Duane (Lucy) Tralle Sr. of Oak
Harbor; Anthony Olson of Estherville, and Ralph Olson of Buckner, Mo. Ten
grandchildren also survive as do three sisters: Cora Nolan and Eva Carrigan,
both of Emmetsburg, and Mrs. Winfield (Gertrude) Lancaster of Darlington, Wis.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Edwin, who died Dec. 5, 1986, and her
parents, three brothers and four sisters. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville,
IA, April 6, 1988)

Courtesy - Merllene (#47157899) 
Family links: 
  Nick Laubenthal (1871 - 1955)
  Lucy Schumacher Laubenthal (1878 - 1939)
  Edwin Julius Olson (1907 - 1986)
  John Laverne Olson (1955 - 1955)*
  Rose Elizabeth Laubenthal Smith (1898 - 1978)*
  Genevieve I. Laubenthal Schealler (1904 - 1985)*
  Clara B Laubenthal Nolan (1906 - 1989)*
  Louis Laubenthal (1908 - 1972)*
  Loretta J. Laubenthal Olson (1913 - 1988)
  Eva Mae Laubenthal Carrigan (1916 - 2007)*
*Calculated relationship
Estherville Lutheran Cemetery
Emmet County
Iowa, USA
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Record added: Apr 15, 2011
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Loretta J. <i>Laubenthal</i> Olson
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