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Doris Katherine Smith Olson
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Birth: Oct. 5, 1921
Morris
Stevens County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Jan. 23, 2010
Morris
Stevens County
Minnesota, USA

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Doris Katherine Smith married Kenneth Edward Olson on 20 Nov 1939, in Morris, Stevens County, Minnesota. Her parents were Robert Walter Smith and Emma Rosella Meana (Block) Smith of Morris, Minnesota.
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Published by Morris Sun-Tribune, Morris, Minnesota, 25 January 2010 (Partial Obit)

Funeral services for Doris K. Olson of Chokio, will be held Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Chokio. Reverend Joyce Graue will be officiating. Visitation will be held Monday, Jan. 25 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Pederson Funeral Home in Morris, and for one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday. Burial will be at the Chokio Lutheran Cemetery near Chokio.

Doris Katherine Smith, daughter of Robert and Emma (Block) Smith, was born Oct. 5, 1921 in Morris. She was baptized on Nov. 7, 1921 by Reverend Pilgrim at Peace Lutheran Church in Morris. Doris grew up and received her schooling in Morris, and on June 21, 1936, was confirmed by Reverend Pilgrim at Peace Lutheran Church. On Nov. 20, 1939, she was united in marriage to Kenneth E. Olson at her parent's home in Morris. The couple made their home in Chokio, where they raised their daughter, Carol. Along with her favorite job of mother and homemaker, Doris also held a variety of jobs over the years. Some of those included working for Borth's Cafe, the Chokio Creamery, Vernig's Store, Nelson's Store and the Chokio Review. She and Kenneth also owned and operated the Chokio Cafe for several years. Because Doris never liked sitting still, when she wasn't working, she filled her spare time being active with the American Legion Auxiliary, Our Savior's Lutheran Church, the Till and Tell Garden Club and she also spend countless hours cutting quilting squares for the Mission Action.

When time allowed, Doris also enjoyed bowling, throwing horse shoes, baking, cooking, doing embroidery work, fishing and attending any gathering or parties that she was able to be at. She and Kenneth also enjoyed spending time at their cabin on Pomme de Terre Lake. Doris was also a collector of various items, especially jewelry, and had managed to collect over 700 pairs of earrings. Kenneth passed away Dec. 13, 1996. Shortly after his death, Doris moved to the East Side Acres in Chokio.

Doris died on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010 at the West Wind Village in Morris, having lived to reach the age of 88 years.
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 Parents:
  Robert Walter Smith (1889 - 1952)
  Emma Rosella Meana Block Smith (1899 - 1971)
 
 Spouse:
  Kenneth Edward Olson (1918 - 1996)*
 
 Children:
  Robert Clifford Olson (1944 - 1944)*
  Beverly Jean Olson (1945 - 1945)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lloyd Howard Smith (1917 - 2000)*
  Doris Katherine Smith Olson (1921 - 2010)
  Clinton August Smith (1924 - 2006)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Chokio Cemetery
Chokio
Stevens County
Minnesota, USA
 
Created by: LeRoy L. Smith
Record added: Dec 31, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102886336
Doris Katherine <i>Smith</i> Olson
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Doris Katherine <i>Smith</i> Olson
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