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July 12, 2020


6/4/2020 1:23:00 PM
Delores Olson

Delores Olson, 90, of Windom entered into eternal rest on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at Windom Area Health.
A private family service was held on Monday, June 1, 2020, at the American Lutheran Church in Windom, with Pastor Sarah Larsen Tade officiating.
Burial followed the service at Lakeview Cemetery in Windom.
Delores Joan (Vernone) Olson, daughter of Jack and Marie (Sigurdson) Vernone, was born on Aug. 13, 1929, in St. James. She was baptized and confirmed at the First Lutheran Church in St. James.
Delores attended and graduated from St. James schools. After high school, she moved to Rochester and attended cosmetology school where she obtained her cosmetology certificate.
Delores was united in marriage to her life partner Arnold Olson on March 13, 1954, at the First Lutheran Church in St. James. Arnold and Delores lived in St. James for one year, before moving to Windom and making their forever home together. They were blessed with 5 children.
Delores worked at various businesses doing secretarial work, a cook at the high school, and the deputy registrar's office. She retired in 1991.
Delores was a member of the local Red Hat Ladies.
Delores entered into eternal rest on Thursday, May 28, 2020, at Windom Area Health at the age of 90 years, 9 months, and 15 days.
Delores was a very outgoing lady. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, cross stitching and crocheting. Delores was quite the bowler for many years and also liked to play a round of golf. Arnold and Delores would go out dancing at the country club. Delores liked to do her crossword puzzles and play card games. A few of her favorites to play were cribbage, gin rummy and kings' corners.
During the winter months Arnold and Delores would spend time at their home in Mission, Texas. While in Texas, Delores would lead water aerobics class.
Delores liked to make people laugh. She looked forward to the weekly Thursday morning coffee group that she was in.
Delores was a kindhearted, loving mother. She always made sure that her family was taken care of. Delores has left a lifetime of memories for her family and friends to cherish.
Delores is survived by her sons, Lew Olson of Windom and Jeffrey (Katie Koester) Olson of Burnsville; daughters, Audrey (Gregg) Glidden of Crystal and Connie (Dean) Larsen of Dennison; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Delores is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Arnold; her parents, Jack and Marie; her son, Jay Olson; her brother, Merle; and sister, Betty.
Blessed be the memory of Delores Joan Olson.








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