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 Elizabeth Jorgina <I>Johnson</I> Olson

Elizabeth Jorgina Johnson Olson

Birth
Minnesota, USA
Death 19 Nov 1990 (aged 92)
Alexandria, Douglas County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Holmes City, Douglas County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Lot 9, Plot 1
Memorial ID 100334039 · View Source
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Elizabeth Jorgina Olson was born April 16, 1898, to Nels Johnson and Mary A. Leinonen in the farming community of Annandale and Cokato, Minnesota. When Elizabeth was a young woman she worked eight summers at Yellowstone National Park. At the park restaurant where she worked she was famous for "Betty's Gingerbread" served hot with butter. Some winters she worked as a pastry cook in a restaurant in Florida. There she was known for her Lime Chiffon Pie She was a pastry cook at Hasty Tastee in Minneapolis for six and one-half years. Other states that she worked in were California, Montana, and Oregon.

On October 30, 1943, she was married to Hjalmar Olson of Moe Township. Elizabeth and Hjalmar lived in Moe Township until November 1974. Elizabeth moved to Bethel Manor in Alexandria and Hjalmar was in the Bethany Home. In August, 1982, Liz gave up her apartment and moved to Bethany Home. She was there until her death on Monday, November 19, 1990. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, Hjalmar; her step-son Reuben; her sisters Hannah and Effie; and her brothers Leslie, John and Emil and her parents. She is survived by sisters: Mayme Laitinen, Mary Hanka, Martha Nelson, and her brother Roy Johnson; step-daughter Mayme Howells; step-daughter-in-law, R'Lou Olson.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, November 24, 1990 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Moe Township, Pastor Dane Werely Compton officiated. Pallbearers were her nephews Jerry Johnson, Tom Leitinen, Leslie Nelson, Ronnie Nelson, Daniel Hanka and David Hanka. Interment was at the St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery. Services were directed by Petermeier's Alexandria Funeral Home.
(Lake Region Press, Nov. 28, 1990)


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  • Originally Created by: Lainey
  • Added: 7 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100334039
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Jorgina Johnson Olson (16 Apr 1898–19 Nov 1990), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100334039, citing Saint Pauls Lutheran Church Cemetery, Holmes City, Douglas County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by kj (contributor 47962105) .