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Esther B. Olson-Johnson
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Birth: Nov. 8, 1905
North Dakota, USA
Death: Mar. 22, 2006
Ransom County
North Dakota, USA

Esther B. Olson-Johnson, 100, Enderlin, formerly of Upham and Minot, passed to her rest on March 22, 2006 in Enderlin, ND where she has lived the past 4 years. Her 100th birthday was celebrated with a family reunion last fall.

Esther was the first born of Christian and Emma (Buchholz) Olson on Nov. 8, 1905 near Upham, ND. Following her graduation from Towner High School, she went to Fargo to a business college for some months. Esther was married to Lawrence F. Johnson on Nov. 20, 1927. They lived on a farm in Little Deep Township, McHenry Co. near Upham until moving to Minot in 1961. Lawrence preceded Esther in death on Sept.8, 1982. Esther lived in Minot until Sept. 20, 2001 when she went to live with daughter, Beverly. One year later she was moved to Maryhill Manor Retirement Home in Enderlin, ND where she passed away.

Esther has lived a productive life being a farmer's wife, secy.treas. of school board in Little Deep Township McHenry Co., drapery seamstress at Keating's Furn., and caregiver for many family members over the years having cared for her mother-in-law, sister-in-law, a brother-in-law, and her own mother as well as several others for short periods of time. She was active in the Minot Seventh-Day Adventist church as treasurer, Bible teacher, and welfare service volunteer into her 90's. She was always willing to lend a hand where she could. She loved the Lord and loved others, always praying for those she loved to accept the Lord into their hearts.

Her family includes: daughter Beverly with 4 children, Craig, Denise, Delaine, and June. Denise (Don Jahner) and 2 children, Angela (Wyatt Fernow), Brodie, a senior at Enderlin high school. All the family live in the Enderlin area. A son, Elroy, is deceased. Daughter Ardelle and ( John Engstrom) live in Kennewick, WA. They have 3 children; daughter Celeste and (Roger Graves) live in W. Richland, WA and have 4 children: Rachel, Erika, Kendra and Austin; daughter Heather and (Clay Reed) live in Phoenix, AZ. son Brent and (Angeles) also live in Phoenix, AZ. Esther is also survived by a sister, Viola Olson-Larson, of Federal Way, WA. 3 sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews. 
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  Christian B. Olson (1878 - 1945)
  Emma M. Olson (1880 - 1965)
  Lawrence F. Johnson (1902 - 1982)*
*Calculated relationship
Rosehill Memorial Park
Ward County
North Dakota, USA
Created by: Union48
Record added: Jul 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73156088
Esther B. Olson-Johnson
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Esther B. Olson-Johnson
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