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Marguerite Olson Feb. 12, 1917 - Sept. 21, 2017

September 24, 2017
Estherville News

Funeral services for Marguerite Olson, 100, of Estherville will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, at Estherville Lutheran Church with Pastor Tim Johnson officiating. Interment will be at East Side Cemetery, Estherville. She died on Sept. 21, 2017 at Good Samaritan Home in Estherville.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday at the Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville and from 8:30-9:30 a.m., Wednesday at the Good Samaritan Society Chapel.

Marguerite (Delaplane) Olson, was born Feb. 12, 1917, in Carroll, Iowa, the daughter of Earl I. and Mary (Strohm) Delaplane.

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She attended Carroll schools and graduated from Carroll High School in 1934. She attended Simpson College in Indianola from 1935-1936 and graduated from the American Institute of Business in Des Moines. Following her graduation, she was employed by Arthur H Neumann and Bros. Construction Company as a payroll clerk and stenographer.

Marguerite moved to Texas, where she met Leo Olson, who was stationed at Ft. Bliss. She moved to California and was employed at Moore Dock and Shipbuilding Company as a secretary. When the war ended in 1945 she moved to Mason City, where her parents lived, to wait for Leo's discharge from the Army.

On Oct. 20, 1945, she was united in marriage to Charles Leo Olson at the United Methodist Church in Atchison, Kan. On Dec. 1, 1945, they moved to Estherville, where Leo was the J C Penney Company store manager.

Marguerite was a member of the Estherville Lutheran Church and was active in the ELCW and served as President and served on the 125th Anniversary Committee. She also was involved in P.T.A., Women's Club, and the Community Concert Association. From 1969 until 1975, Marguerite was employed by Rosendahl, Forsyth and Mohn during income tax season. Marguerite served on the Care Review Committee at the Good Samaritan Society for several years. She attended the performances at the Okoboji Summer Theatre for over 30 years.

Marguerite and Leo sold their home at 803 N. Eighth St. and moved to the new Homestead Cooperative Housing Complex, where she lived until becoming a resident of the Good Samaritan Society in April of 2011.

Marguerite is survived by three children, Stephen Olson and his wife, Royalyn of Surprise, Ariz.; Stephanie Roach of Urbandale, Iowa and Gregory Olson and his special friend, Sue Parzybok of Sun City, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren, Kevin Olson; Kory Olson and wife, Laurie; Kirk Olson and wife, Tracy all of Estherville; Jason Roach and wife, Marcy of Boone, Iowa; Jennifer Sampson and husband, Scott of Maxwell, Iowa; Sara Conroy and husband, Mike of Adel, Iowa; Lisa Anderson and husband, Brian of Ankeny, Iowa; Dr. Dan Olson and wife, Liz of Sedona, Arizona; David Olson and wife, Nikki of Evans, Colorado; and Jay Olson and wife, Jamie of Loveland, Colo.; 22 great grandchildren, MiKenzie; Jacob; Kaitlyn; Hannah; Kylie; Chase; Colby; and Hayley Olson; Zachary; Caleb; and Jenna Roach; Tyler and Brody Sampson; Bailey Hanson and Owen Conroy; Brynn and Kaelen Anderson; Jovie; Dylan and Jackson Olson; Taylor Olson; Alisha and Javon Baladez. She is survived by her sister, Dorothy Orr of Las Vegas, Nev., and several nieces and nephews.

Marguerite was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leo; son-in-law, Gary Roach; sister, Lois Delaplane and brother, Paul Delaplane.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Good Samaritan Society, Estherville Lutheran Church, or Avera Holy Family Emergency Room Project.

www.henryolsonfuneral.com

 
 
 

 

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