Lynn Olson, 67, of Rock Creek, died Feb. 12, 2013 at the Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Lynn was born in Braham, Minn. in 1945. She grew up on a dairy farm near Grasston, Minn. and graduated from Braham high school. She worked for Sears in Minneapolis for a short time before marrying Erling Olson and moving to West Rock, Minn. Later, she worked at Wayne’s Cafe in Rock Creek and Plastech in Rush City while farming full time and raising a family of three boys.
In addition, Lynn volunteered with the local Pine Area Lions Club, serving as president twice as well as secretary, treasurer, tail twister, vice president and she was on the board of directors. Lynn was also chairperson of the midwinter convention. She was very active in many of the fundraising events for Pine City and the City of Rock Creek.
After selling their cows in 1998, Lynn and Erling raised beef cows for three years until that cut into their fishing time in Canada, so they sold the cows and bought a cabin in Canada on a lake. They spent their time split between fishing in Canada and at home until Lynn had a stroke in 2010.
She considered her three sons and all the grandchildren to be her greatest accomplishment.
Lynn is survived by husband Erling Olson, sons Wayne Olson (Lisa), of Royalton Township; Scott Olson (Shannon), of Pine City; Steve Olson (Marsha), of Rock Creek; and her grandchildren: Jeremy, Andrew, Monica, Megan and Kasey Olson.
Lynn was preceded in death by parents John and Martha (Myer) Monster and her grandson Carl Olson.
Rev. Vicki Vander Vegt and Gerry Robbins officiated funeral services at 11 a.m. Feb. 18, 2013 at the Swanson Chapel in Pine City. Music was provided by Monica Olson, Lois Bengtson and Eddie Pangerl. A time of visitation and reviewal was held Sunday afternoon, 3 to 6 p.m. at the Swanson Chapel. Casket bearers for Lynn’s funeral included: Howard Zawada, John Keman, Steve Hovanes, Glen Kuhlman, Travis Keman and Joe Steinemann. Honorary casket bearers included the Pine Area Lions Club with the interment in the West Rock Cemetery in West Rock Creek.
Memorials are suggested to the West Rock Cemetery Association.
Funeral arrangements for Lynn Olson (Mrs. Erling Olson) are entrusted to the Funeral and Cremation Service of Pine City, Swanson Chapel, www.funeralandcremationservice.com.