Gladys Marie Olson, age 87, of Kimball, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, surrounded by her family at Heritage House in Kimball, where she has lived the past 10 years.
Funeral services will take place Saturday, Aug. 17 at 11 a.m. at Kimball United Methodist Church in Kimball, with Pastor Ken Felska officiating. Interment will follow at Fairhaven Cemetery.
There will be visitation Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church, prior to the services.
Casket bearers will be grandsons, Travis, Aaron, Mark, Cody, Preston and Parker. Honorary casket bearers will be granddaughters, Hannah, Paige, Madeline and Neenah.
Arrangements are entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Kimball. Obituary, guestbook and video tribute are online at www.dingmannfuneral.com.
Gladys was born July 17, 1932, in Cedar Mills, to Anton H. and Cordelia E. (Dallmann) Fischer.
She was united in marriage to Roger Olson, and from this union, four children were born.
Gladys lived most of her life in the Cokato area, where she was a homemaker and worked various jobs. She loved her children, grandchildren, and great- grandchildren.
She also enjoyed the outdoors, animals, and cranberry picking. Working with seed corn and harvest was her love in life.
With her family, Gladys was rich. She will be missed by her family and friends.
Gladys is survived by her four children, Mary Lee (Bruce) Leinonen of Annandale, and their children, Aaron, Hannah and Mark (Hannah); Nancy Olson of Cokato, and her “fur babies,” Mabel and Pearl; Doug Olson and special friend, Shannon of Cokato, and his children, Travis (Ashley) and their children, Reed - Kinley, Cody, Maddie and Neenah; Leslie Ann (Tim) Peglow of Kimball, and their children, Paige (Ryan), Preston and Parker; sister Jean Best of Glenwood City, WI; and sister-in-law Helen Fischer of Glencoe.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers John and his wife LaVerne, Fred, and David and his wife Marge; sister Frieda Hennessey; niece Susan Fischer; and niece-in-law Sue Hennessey.