Olson, Millie Lorenda (Pederson) (1913-2002)

Millie Olson, 89, died on Wednesday, August 21, 2002 at Northwest Medical Center, CNC Unit in Thief River Falls.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 24 at the Johnson-Green Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Dahlen officiating. Vanessa Anderson was the soloist with special musical selections including “How Great Thou Art” and “Amazing Grace.” Interment was in the Holt Cemetery.

Millie Lorenda Pederson was born on February 4, 1913, the daughter of Henry and Annie (Strom) Pederson in Thief River Falls. She was baptized and confirmed at the Evangelical Free Church in Thief River Falls. Millie attended Central School in Thief River Falls.

On April 28, 1932, Millie was united in marriage to Martin R. Olson in Thief River Falls. The couple lived in Thief River Falls where they raised four children. Millie worked at Peterson-Biddick for a time.

Millie loved to drive and enjoyed visiting and watching people.

Survivors include three children, Marlene (Rawlins) Houske of Minneapolis, Russel A. (Joan) Olson of Bremen, Ohio and Lyle (Merrie) Olson of Thief River Falls; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lylan (Roberta) of Tucson, Ariz. and Vernell of Richfield, Conn.; and many nieces and nephews.

Millie was preceded in death by her husband, Martin; two sons, Dennis and an infant son; three sisters, Lorraine Vasek, Verna Puckett and Delina Becker; and two brothers, Merwill and Lester.

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky