Betty J. Olson

Our beloved mom and grandma, Betty Jean Olson, age 90, passed away peacefully with her children by her side on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Betty was born on April 10, 1927, in rural Stearns County, Minnesota to Roy and Lavina (Gildemeister) Fauskee. She grew up in Brooten, graduating from Brooten High School. On September 14, 1944, Betty was united in marriage to Loren H. Olson in Belgrade, MN. This union was blessed with four daughters and three sons. The family made their home in rural Brooten until 1948, when they moved to the Northfork Township in Stearns County. They lived there until 1956, when they moved to Columbia Heights. In 1979, Betty and Loren moved back to the farm in rural Brooten where they continued farming. Betty was a member of Big Grove Lutheran Church in rural Brooten, active in the WELCA and quilting circle. Betty enjoyed collecting rocks and fossils, listening to music and quilting. She was a wonderful cook and baker and especially loved decorating birthday cakes for her children and grandchildren. Betty also had an amazing green thumb, keeping both large vegetable and beautiful flower gardens. Every fall the family would can and freeze vegetables for the winter months. Betty had a talent for crafting; she would design beautiful and unique arrangements from her gardens for her family and friends to enjoy. She is survived by her children: Judith (Craig) Booth of Goodridge, Roger Olson of Brooten, Lynette Olson of Alexandria, Kathleen (Brent) Woods of Dent, Daniel Olson of Belgrade and Mariann Olson of Belgrade, 16 grandchildren; many great grandchildren. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Lavina; husband, Loren; son, James; and her great grandson, Evan. Her funeral service will be at 11:00 am on Monday, September 18, 2017, at Big Grove Lutheran Church in rural Brooten. Burial will be at the church cemetery. A visitation will be held from 3-5:00 pm Sunday at Johnson Funeral Home in Belgrade and continue one hour prior to the service at the church.

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