VisitationSt. John Lutheran Church
Hatton, ND 58240
February 17, 1941 - January 10, 2019
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Karen Olson, 77, of Hatton, ND passed away Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 14, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Hatton. A visitation will be held Sunday, January 13, 2019 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. with a 6:00 p.m. prayer service at the church.
Karen Nelson was born February 17, 1941 in Grand Forks, ND to Charles and Lila (Yenna) Nelson. She attended Central High School in Grand Forks. On February 28, 1957, Karen married Orvis LeRoy Olson in East Grand Forks, MN. They resided in Hatton, ND where she worked for the Hatton Nursing Home for 40 years. Karen was a member of Zoar Lutheran Church in Hatton. She valued her friends, enjoyed cooking and entertaining for her family, and liked to paint, gardening and animals. She will be deeply missed.
Survivors include her children: Julie Olson, Winnipeg, Manitoba; Pam (Don) Piesik, Wibaux, MT; Roy (Debbie) Olson, Grand Forks, ND; Terry (Robin) Olson, Cartwright, ND; Kari (Scott) Kolling, East Grand Forks, MN; Hope (Eddie) Carroll, Northwood, ND; 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Chuck Nelson Jr, Indianapolis, IN;
Preceding her in death were her parents, husband Orvis LeRoy Olson; two brothers and a sister;
Olson Family, our hearts were saddened to read about the passing of Karen. May the many fond memories of her sustain you during this most difficult time. May you also find comfort in our Creator's words where he promises to reunite us with our beloved ones in a perfect world where pain and sorrow will be a thing of the past. (Isa 25:8; Rev. 21:4) Our prayers are with you all.
Lyn Whit Jan 30 2019 12:00 AM
Hope and Family; I'm so sorry for your loss. Karen was such a wonderful person, and I was proud to know her.
Stephanie S Crouch Jan 17 2019 12:00 AM
Karen, You took me under your wing and comforted me like I was one of your own after Momma passed and you treated my girls the same. I likewise felt so close to you and tried to assist you in any way I could I would do anything for you. I am so lost without you and the daily talks we shared over the phone or in person we shared many things with one another. We had a bond i will cherish always. You are deeply missed. You like Momma may be gone but you will never be forgotten. May God Rest Your Soul and may you rejoice in Heaven with all who left before you. Until we meet again. I love you. You looked beautiful tonight so at peace. Love Always, Lisa and the girls
Lisa Waites Jan 14 2019 12:00 AM
I am so sorry for your loss! Karen was like a 2nd mom to me growing up, and she will be missed!
Sara Lerfald Jan 13 2019 12:00 AM
Dear family of Karen, My sympathy to all of you. I remember meeting your family at Stjordalen Lutheran Church when some of you were in Sunday School. I guess I have not seen any of you for years.
Jeanette Krogstad Jan 12 2019 12:00 AM