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Wanda Marie Olson, 79


Warroad - Wanda Marie Olson passed away March 28, 2109 at the Sanford Hospital in Fargo, N.D. at the age of 79.

Wanda was born on November 14, 1939 in Warroad, to Alice (Meier) and Howard Urtel.

After graduating from Warroad High School, she finished her teacher training in Thief River Falls. She and Stanley Olson were married on July 31, 1959 and started their family. Wanda worked as a teacher in Salol, for 12 years, then went on to teach in Warroad. She taught high school, was a secretary to the H.S. Principal and the assistant secretary to the Superintendent. She was a clerk for the Minnesota DNR from 1971 until her retirement after 23 years.

She enjoyed fishing, hunting and spoiling her grandchildren. She liked going for long rides, traveling to California and many other states in the southwest. She was also a member of the Warroad Eagles. Blessed be her memory.

She is survived by her husband, Merle "Stanley" Olson of Warroad; sons, Jim Olson and Curt Olson of Warroad, Richard Olson of Minneapolis and David Olson of Elm Grove, grandchildren, Corey, Sawyer, Jay, Charlie; step-grandchildren, Max, and Michael.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Margaret Cole and Barbara Sather; twin-brothers, Loren and Lawrence; and grandson, Tony.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Warroad. Visitation was on Tuesday at Helgeson Funeral Home in Warroad. Interment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery. Online guest book at:


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