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Gilma G. Olson June 7, 1914 - April 6, 2009

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WILLMAR -- Gilma G. Olson, 94, of Willmar, formerly of Murdock, died Monday afternoon at Bethesda Pleasant View Nursing Home.

The service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Salem Covenant Church in rural Pennock. Burial will be in the Frank Lake Covenant Cemetery in rural Murdock.

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Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Sunburg Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorials are preferred to the Frank Lake Cemetery Association or Rice Hospice.

She was born June 7, 1914, in Pope County, north of Sunburg, to Sigvald and Christine (Medalen) Hoff. She attended school in the rural Brooten schools and in Emerson, N.D.

On Nov. 14, 1934, she married Tilbert Olson. They lived and farmed north of Murdock until their retirement in 1979. In 2005, she moved from the farm to Sunrise Village Assisted Living in Willmar. She was a member of the Sunrise Beauties and the Ding-a-lingers at Sunrise Village. She was a past member of Frank Lake Covenant Church and a member of Salem Covenant Church where she was active in women ministries.

She is survived by three children: Clarette Nelson of Columbia Heights, Gary (and Deborah) Olson of Brooten and Janice (and Phillip) Damhof of Blomkest; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; siblings: Stanley Hoff of Willmar, Ronald Hoff of Brooten, Cora (and Floyd) Myhre of Kerkhoven, Audrey Sondrol of Sunburg, Marilyn Zilmer of Babbitt and Glenda Paulson of Brooten.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1987; four brothers; and a special friend: Norman Haugen.

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