Norma Esther Olson, age 90, of Cokato, died Monday, April 16, 2012, at the Cokato Manor.
Norma was born Feb. 2, 1922, at Williams, MN, to George and Grace (Nielson) Jones. At a very young age, Norma was adopted by Olaf and Minnie Lind. She grew up in Minneapolis, and was baptized at the Epiphany Lutheran Church of Minneapolis March 12, 1925, and also confirmed there in 1935.
Norma spent summers with relatives, Oscar and Anna Osterberg, in Stockholm Township. There, she met Lloyd Olson. They were married Jan. 7, 1939, on the Osterberg farm. The couple made their home in Stockholm Township, and engaged in farming.
Norma enjoyed fishing, gardening and flowers, needlework, and baking. She and Lloyd did quite a bit of traveling.
A very active member of the Stockholm Lutheran Church in Cokato, Norma taught Sunday school and Bible school. She also participated in the birthday club and the sewing club, and helped with both 4-H and Girl Scouts.
Norma is survived by her children, Pat (Russ) Christianson of Apple Valley, Richard (Eleanor) Olson of Cokato, Sharon (Harvey) Nelson of St. Michael, and Jeannie (Lester) Eastling of Cokato; 13 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lloyd; an infant son, John; a granddaughter, Brenda Knockel; and 12 brothers and sisters.
Funeral services took place Thursday, April 19 at 11 a.m. at Stockholm Lutheran Church in Cokato, with interment in the church cemetery.
Visitation was Wednesday, April 18 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato, which handled the arrangements.