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Laurice "Lolly" Olson

Laurice "Lolly" Olson

June 10, 1934 - April 12, 2013

WILLMAR - Laurice "Lolly" Olson, 78, of Willmar, died Friday, April 12, 2013 at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar. Memorial service will be 11:00am on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Bethel Lutheran Church in Willmar. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7pm on Monday at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.

Laurice "Lolly" Ione Olson was born on June 10, 1934 in Willmar, Minnesota, the daughter of Ernest J. and Mildred (Nelson) Peterson. She grew up in Willmar and graduated from Willmar High School in 1952. She met LeRoy "Pancake" Olson in high school. She moved to California and began working for Texas Oil Company while LeRoy served in the military. Lolly was united in marriage to Pancake on August 21, 1954 at Bethel Lutheran Church in Willmar. The couple moved to Minneapolis. They returned to Willmar in 1960. Lolly was a homemaker and worked various jobs. She later began working at Kandiyohi Co-op Electric. She was employed there for 23 years retiring in 1990.

Lolly was baptized and confirmed at Bethel Lutheran Church in Willmar where she was a life-long member.

She enjoyed dancing, polka and old time dancing and spending time with friends and family. Her family remembers how Lolly enjoyed going on shopping trips with her family. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and going to their activities and sports. Lolly and Pancake enjoyed traveling to warm weather climates.

Lolly passed away on April 12, 2013. She is survived by her husband, LeRoy "Pancake" Olson of Willmar, daughters: Kathy Nielsen, Kammy Herzog; four grandchildren: Mitchell, Aaron Friehl, Adam Friehl, Cass Herzog and two grandchildren; sister Irene (and Monroe)all of Willmar.

Lolly was preceded in death by her parents and son-in-law Butch Friehl.