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Geneva M. Olson Nov. 20, 1919 - March 5, 2013

Geneva M. Olson Nov. 20, 1919 - March 5, 2013

NEW LONDON - Geneva M. Olson, 93 of New London, died March 5, 2013 at GlenOaks Care Center in New London. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Living Word Lutheran Church near New London. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday at the church and also one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Colfax Cemetery near New London. Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home in New London.

Geneva Martha Olson was born on November 20, 1919 on the family farm in Colfax Township, the daughter of Eugene and Anna (Erickson) Johnson. She attended country grade school in Dist. # 10 and Brooten High School, graduating in 1937. She continued her education in Minneapolis with nurses training and eventually received her LPN in Willmar. On May 16, 1942, Geneva was united in marriage to Irvin Olson. They made their home in New London where she worked as a nurse for GlenOaks Care Center and the Willmar State Hospital. She also owned and operated Como Beach Resort and the Corner Café with her husband. Together they were able to share in 51 years of marriage before his death on March 10, 1994.

Geneva enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, reading, fishing, ancestry, making quilts and rugs for family and traveling to visit family far and near. She is remembered for her great sense of humor and kind and gentle spirit.

She is survived by her children, Clinton Olson of New London, Linda (Gary) Pearl of Napa, CA, Nyla (Bob) Woetzel of Hewitt, Denise (Ernie) McGuire of Camden, DE and Anita (Todd) Lees of Napa, CA; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and siblings, Ruby (Milt) Hamann and Richard Johnson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Irvin; parents; four brothers and one sister.