Lola M. Olson, 83
Lola M. Olson, 83, of Farwell, died Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Douglas
County Hospital in Alexandria.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23, at First
Lutheran Church in Kensington with Lay Pastor Dorothy Hedlin officiating.
Visitation will be at the church in Kensington from 5-7 p.m.. on Monday and
will resume on Tuesday morning one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will
be in Norunga Lutheran Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Hoplin-Hitchcock
Funeral Home in Glenwood.
Lola Marie Swenson, the daughter of Arnold R. and Viola C. (Bjorklund)
Swenson, was born on April 4, 1934, in Lowry. She was baptized and confi
rmed at Norunga Lutheran Church, where she and her family were members. She
grew up in Lowry where she attended elementary school before graduating from
Glenwood High School in 1951.
Lola was united in marriage to Robert L. Olson on Jan. 14, 1954, in
Kensington. The two made their home in Farwell for the entire 63 years of
their marriage and they were blessed with three daughters, Darby, Brenda and
Lola worked at Glenwood Retirement Village in Glenwood and at Quinco Press
in Lowry. She was active in Ladies Aid at Norunga Lutheran Church, Farwell
Senior Citizens, and the Council on Aging. Lola enjoyed sewing, reading,
crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, and most importantly, spending time with
Lola passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Douglas County Hospital,
having lived to the age of 83 years. She will be greatly missed.
Survivors include Lola’s husband, Robert L. Olson; daughters, Darby (Harlan)
Folkens of Alexandria, Brenda (Tim) Bennett of Kensington and Tammie (Bruce)
Leverson of Alexandria; seven grandchildren, Jennifer (Matt) Paffel, Aaron
Folkens, Erika (Ryan) Forga, Tyler (Robyn) Bennett, Kelsey (Andrew) Giese
and Brandon Leverson; two great-grandchildren, Taylor Forga and Willa Giese;
a sister, Karen (Harlan) Nelson of Ashby; sister-in-law, Joan Swenson;
brother-in-law, Tony (Diane) Olson; as well as many nieces,
nephews and friends.
Lola was preceded in death by her parents, Arnold and Viola Swenson; two
brothers, A. Rodney Swenson and Laurel D. Swenson; and father and
mother-in-law, Olaf B. and Elizabeth A. Olson.
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