Lois Josephine Olson, age 83, of Stockholm Township, Cokato, died Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at the Burns Manor in Hutchinson.
She was born July 4, 1928, in Randle, WA, the daughter of Louis and Pauline (Menaugh) Kittock. Lois grew up on the west coast, in Washington state, where she was baptized in the Methodist faith.
Lois had been a member of the Stockholm Lutheran Church for numerous years, and was presently a member of the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel.
When she was growing up in Washington, Lois was actively involved in photography, swimming, ice skating, was a member of the tennis team, and had also been a member of the Rainbow Girls group.
At the age of 17, she moved to Howard Lake, where she graduated from high school.
Lois was united in marriage to Lawrence Olson. They made their home in the Stockholm area, where they farmed for several years.
Lois loved to spend time in her garden, sew quilts, and was an award-winning artist, winning numerous ribbons for her artwork and quilts. She was well-traveled and spent many winters in Palm Springs, CA.
Lois especially loved to spend time with her family, and took great pride in all of their accomplishments.
She is survived by her children, Dale Olson and significant other, Aurora Benevides, of Fort Worth, TX, Darlene Willard of Palm Springs, CA, Donna (Patrick) Hiller of Minneapolis, Ilene “Marie” Plamann and significant other, Mike Paulson, of Hutchinson, Wayne Olson of Cokato, Marvin (Misti) Olson of Darwin, and Daryl Olson of St. Louis Park; 15 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.
Lois was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence; her parents; and two brothers, David Kittock and Mark Kittock.
The funeral service took place Monday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel with the Rev. Steven Olson officiating. Interment followed at the Dassel Cemetery.
Visitation was Sunday evening, Nov. 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel, and continued Monday with an hour visitation prior to the service.
The Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel handled the arrangements.