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Mary Jean Olson

May 9, 1950 — January 25, 2022

*** Mary's funeral will be moved to 3:00pm today, Tuesday February 1st, 2022.


Mary Jean Olson, 71, of Hatton, ND passed away unexpectedly at United Hospital in St. Paul, MN, on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Hatton. A visitation will be held Monday, January 31, 2022, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service at the church.

Mary Jean Warner was born May 9, 1950, in Grafton, ND to James and Lillian Warner. She graduated from Hatton High School in 1969 and then attended Jack’s Hair Styling School in Grand Forks, ND to pursue cosmetology.

In 1970, Mary married Wallace Swanson and they were blessed with four children. Mary then met Danny Olson and was in a committed relationship with him for many years until they were married on October 18, 2003.

Mary worked at several surrounding beauty salons as a hair stylist until she started her own salon in Hatton called West Oak Salon. She worked there until her retirement in 2012. After her retirement, she continued to work at various places to help fill her spare time.

Mary was always willing to lend a hand to anyone and was always known to have a friendly smile. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Mary had many hobbies which include sudoku, Bible Study Group, Coffee with friends, going to the lake with friends and family and going to casinos. She also enjoyed gardening, baking/cooking, painting, shopping, and going to movies.

Mary is survived by her husband, Danny Olson, Hatton; son, Jeremy (Laurie) Swanson and their children, Kellan and Kolby, of Alexandria, MN; daughter, Jeannie Northburg, Grand Forks, ND and her daughter, MaKayla Northburg (Nolan Nunn), Plymouth, MN; daughter, Kimmie Swanson (Kevin Camacho), Moorhead, MN; great-granddaughter, Oaklee Nunn; brothers: Delnore (Carol) Warner, Appleton, MN; Daniel (D’Anne) Warner, Mayville, ND; sisters: Lorraine (Scott) Ness, Hatton; Rhonda (Gene) Muchnicki, Wildwood, FL; Sheila (Nick) Cadena, New York; Mary is also survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents, James and Lillian Warner; infant daughter Amber Swanson; In-laws, Allan and Marge Olson; and niece Anngee Rutland.  

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