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Phyllis Olson

Phyllis “Gutting” Olson, 94, of Northwood and formerly of Tolna, ND passed away Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Northwood Deaconess Health Center in Northwood. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 25, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at American Lutheran Church in Tolna, ND. A visitation will held from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at the church.

Phyllis was born March 29, 1924 at Lakota, ND to Edward and Charlotte Ludtke. She grew up in the Lakota area. After graduating high school in Lakota, she worked in the Lakota Welfare Office during the day and at the Lakota Theatre, taking tickets, in the evening. She also worked at Stump Lake Café on some weekends. On November 7, 1945, Phyllis married Raleigh Gutting. They had four children: Dennis, Donna, Fritz and Charlene. Raleigh passed away Feb 15, 1964. Phyllis married Thorman Olson on Feb 7, 1970. He passed away in December of 1978.

Survivors include her children: Dennis Gutting, Fritz (Janet) Gutting, Charlene (Andy) Stamness; and 11 grandchildren.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Raleigh and Thorman; daughter, Donna; son-in-law, Ardell Hermanson; brothers, Lawrence, Duane and Kenneth;


Visitation

American Lutheran Church
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  • 218 Main St
    Tolna, ND 58380

Funeral Service

American Lutheran Church
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  • 218 Main St
    Tolna, ND 58380

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Always enjoyed seeing Phyllis at the holidays!! She always had a smile and great, happy attitude. Phyllis would keep up with our family news and always ask about how and what we were doing. So caring. Grandmas are special ladies and she was both. We loved her!!

Cathy Hermanson Jan 26 2019 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. Take Care and May God Bless and be with you and your family.

Cheri Stallman Jan 24 2019 12:00 AM

Phyllis was such a strong woman. Her spirit and independence have always inspired me. I remember visiting her when I was a kid and she always had some kind of baked goodies for me and Carrie. I will always remember her as a no-nonsense woman. I know she will be missed so much by her family, especially Carrie and Emma. With love and warm memories, Kelly Hermanson

Kelly Hermanson Jan 23 2019 12:00 AM