Anne H. Olson


Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2006


  Anne H. Olson

Anne H. Olson

Soldotna resident Anne H. Olson died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006, at her home with family and friends at her side. She was 89.

A memorial Mass will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Soldotna. Father Richard Tero will officiate. A reception will immediately follow at O’Neill Hall. She will be buried next to her husband, Nyland, at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in St. Paul, Minn.

Mrs. Olson was born Feb. 21, 1917, to Louis and Mary Prebil in Butte, Mont. She grew up in Chisolm, Minn. and was married Jan. 1, 1943, to Nyland Olson. In 1945 the couple settled in International Falls, Minn., and lived there for 45 years before moving to Soldotna in July 1990 to be closer to some of their children and grandchildren.

She was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in International Falls, Minn., and of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. She also was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America and the VFW Post No. 10046 Auxiliary in Soldotna.

“Mom’s deep love for and devotion to God and her family were exemplified in all that she did. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all who knew her. Although, she will be greatly missed, her family and friends take great comfort in knowing that she is in heaven with her Lord,” her family said.

She enjoyed baking, sewing, crocheting, quilting and reading.

Mrs. Olson was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Nyland; five brothers and one sister.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Ted and Peggy Olson of Chaska, Minn., Chuck and Diane Olson of Hutchinson, Minn., and Ray and Cindy Olson of Concord, N.C.; daughters and sons-in-law, Terri and Ron Davis of Soldotna, and Pat and Blake Hardina of Anchorage; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Rose Hoff of Bagley, Minn., Fran Magnuson of Two Harbors, Minn., and Jessie Alexander of Mesa, Ariz.; and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made in her memory to Covenant House, 609 F St., Anchorage, AK 99501.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.

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