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 Rena <I>Nelson</I> Olson

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Rena Nelson Olson

  • Birth 20 Jan 1875 Norway
  • Death 30 Apr 1955 Woodstock, McHenry County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Woodstock, McHenry County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 27476740


Mrs. Rena Olson, 88, died Saturday night at Memorial Hospital in Woodstock.
She was born in Norway January 20, 1875.
Surviving is a son, Robert of Woodstock; one granddaughter, Margaret and two great-grand-daughters. She was the mother of the late Clarence Olson.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Merwin funeral home with the Rev. Cecil C. Urch officiating. Burial will be in the Oakland Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Rena's full name was Inger Serine Olsdatter Nilsen (which was changed to Nelson when she came to the states). She was the d/o Nils Johansen and Anna Catrine Olsdatter. She came from Farsund, Norway to Illinois in April 1892. She married Oscar Olson in 1893 and settled in Woodstock, IL. She lived with her son, Robert at the end of her life. She was bed ridden and need constant attention. My mom was a young girl at the time (she, her sister, and mother lived with her grandparents, Robert and Caroline Olson), and remembers her being there and that she was a nice woman.

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  • Created by: Suze
  • Added: 11 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27476740
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rena Nelson Olson (20 Jan 1875–30 Apr 1955), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27476740, citing Oakland Cemetery, Woodstock, McHenry County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Suze (contributor 47016239) .