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Carol "Tootie" Olson

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Carol "Tootie" Olson

Carol "Tootie" Olson, of Milan, died on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at the Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria, MN at the age of 84.

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Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday August 24, 2014 at 1:00pm. at Kviteseid Lutheran Church in Milan with Rev. Kristine Isder officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the Anderson - TeBeest Funeral Home in Montevideo on Saturday, August 23 from 5:00-7:00pm and one hour prior to services at the church.

Carol Marie (Thompson) Olson was born on December 26, 1929 in Dawson, MN to Harry and Alma (Erickson) Thompson. Carol graduated from Madison High School in 1947. She was united in marriage to Russell O. Olson of Milan on September 4, 1949. The couple farmed most of their life near Milan, with the exception of a few years near Dawson. Carol was employed as a bookkeeper and worked at Peoples State Bank for many years. She was an active member of Kviteseid Lutheran Church and served on the synod WELCA board for several years.

She is survived by her children: Jane (Gary) Boraas of Madison, MN, Connie (Pastor Tim) Larson of Willmar, MN, Charlotte (Craig) Strand of Milan, MN and Jeffrey (Cynthia) Olson of Chanhassen, MN; twelve grandchildren: Dr. Christy (Adam) Boraas Alsleben, Erik Boraas, Andrea (Fianc Vince Workman) Larson, Jonathan Larson, Elizabeth (Craig) Lachowitzer, R.J., Kelby, Rachel and Lucas Strand, and Siri, Teigen and Annika Olson; two great-grandsons: Russell Alsleben and Percy Lachowitzer; two sisters-in-law: Lois Ludvigson of Dawson, MN and Janet (Arlo) Tostenson of Milan, MN; as well as by many loving cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her son, James; her husband, Russell in 2009; a sister, Audrey Jordahl; two brothers: Harlan and Terry Thompson; her in-laws: Ole and Annie (Johnson) Olson; and a sister-in-law, Arlene Grossman.

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