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Aretha V. Olsen

Oct. 12, 1918 - Feb. 11, 2007

COSMOS -- Aretha Verjona Olsen, 88, of Cosmos died Sunday at Sauer Memorial Home in Winona.

The service will be at 11 a.m. today at Peace Lutheran Church in Cosmos. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Arrangements are with Hughes Funeral Home in Hector.

She was born Oct. 12, 1918, in Hector to Frederick and Ida (Burmeister) Hagemeister. She grew up in the Hector and Cosmos areas and graduated from Litchfield High School.

She married Gerald Olsen on Aug. 30, 1947. They lived and worked in Cosmos.

She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church, and a member of Beack-Thompson American Legion Auxiliary, where she volunteered with the annual smelt fry and the poppy flower campaign sale.

She is survived by her children: Barbara (and George) Brunet of Maple Grove, Brad of Oronoco, Debby of Minnesota City; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; three brothers and one sister