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Lauren Ellen Olson

Lauren Ellen Olson

05/14/2009 - 07/14/2014

Lauren Ellen Olson, age 5, of Kerkhoven, died Monday, July 14, 2014 at Childrens Hospital in Minneapolis. Her funeral will be 10:30 am, Friday at Bethesda Lutheran Church in rural Murdock. Burial will be in Monson Lake Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Thursday at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.

Lauren Ellen Olson was born on May 14, 2009 in Willmar, Minnesota, the daughter of Michael and Candice (Anderson) Olson. The family lived in Clara City until October 2009, when they moved to their home west of Kerkhoven. Lauren graduated from KMS Preschool on May 22, 2014. She was baptized at Monson Lake Lutheran Church on June 14, 2009. She loved going to Sunday school and singing all of the songs.

Lauren loved to go fishing, four wheeler rides and getting ice cream from DQ or Sophies. She also loved playing with her cousins, riding bike, painting pictures, or playing in her playhouse. She enjoyed reading books, taking baths, eating popcorn and watching movies especially, her favorite movie, "Frozen."

She enjoyed spending time with her family, riding in the tractor with dad in the field and cooking and baking with mom.

Lauren went Home to the Lord on Monday, July 14, 2014 after courageous battle with a fungal infection stemming from leukemia.

She is survived by her parents, Michael and Candice Olson and sister, Kassie Olson all of Kerkhoven; paternal grandparents, Robert and Cindy Olson of Murdock; maternal grandparents, Allen and Marjory Anderson of Kerkhoven; paternal great-grandparents, Roland and Shirley Froehlich and Ardell and Margie Olson all of Murdock; maternal great-grandmother, Margaret Anderson of Willmar. She is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents: Leroy Anderson, Wilbur and Mary Nichols; great-uncles: Garth Jensen, Robert Anderson; and cousin, Aria Anderson.