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In Memory of Carroll Olson

November 7, 2012

Carroll Olson 
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Carroll Olson
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Carroll Lucille Olson, the daughter of Reuben and Stella (Goodwin) Shaw, was born on December 18, 1922 in DeValls Bluff, Arkansas. She moved with her family to Hickory Ridge, AR when she was 3 years old. She attended school there and graduated from Hickory Ridge High School. Carroll was united in marriage to Loraine “Lee” Olson on July 2, 1942. After their marriage she remained in Arkansas until Lee returned from the service. They moved to a farm near Avoca, MN and lived there until 1949 when they returned to Arkansas. In 1955 they returned to Avoca to raise their family. Lee passed away in 1981 and Carroll moved to Slayton, MN for a short time before returning to Arkansas. She returned to Minnesota after 10 years and settled in Fulda, MN. Carroll passed away at the Our House Hospice Home in Slayton on Friday, November 2, 2012 at the age of 89. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Avoca. She enjoyed reading, doing word searches watching Twins games, going to casinos, mainly to visit with all the wonderful friends she made on the bus. Carroll loved to travel and could be ready for a trip anywhere at a moments notice. She will also be remembered as a wonderful seamstress, cook and gardener. What she loved more than anything was her family, she would do anything for them and they for her.

Survivors include her seven children, Sandy Olson of Oakdale, MN, Kathi (Rich) Brunk of Dundee, MN, Barb (Gary) Jacobsen of Apple Valley, MN, Jan Evans of Burnsville, MN, Terry (Dick) Mahon of Lake Wilson, MN, Keith (Marcia) Olson of Tall Timbers, MD and Brian Olson of Bloomington, MN; 14 grandchildren 20 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren and sister Kathryn Peak of Sardis, MS. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, 2 brothers, Kenneth and Preston Shaw, grandson, Stephen Evers, grandson-in-law, Mitchell West and 2 infant granddaughters.

Funeral Services will be held at Christ Lutheran Church Slayton, MN at 10:30 AM on Friday, November 9, 2012 with the Rev. Ted Kunze officiating. The organist is Pat Onken. Special music by David, Darren and Phyllis Brunk. The pallbearers are her grandsons, Allan Evers, David Brunk, Darren Brunk, Josh Evans, Ryan Jacobsen, Jeremy Olson, Derrick Olson and Brad Haupert. Interment is at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery rural Avoca, MN.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 PM Thursday at Christ Lutheran Church Slayton, MN and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. The Totzke Funeral Home of Slayton is entrusted with arrangements. Sign guestbook online at www.totzkefuneralhome.com.


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