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Marjorie Darnella Ivey-Olson


Wed, Sep 25th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Marjorie Darnella Ivey-Olson, 85, passed away Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at the Chosen Valley Care Center Apartments in Chatfield of cancer.

Marjorie Darnella Ivey was born Aug. 25, 1928, in Ivan, Fla., to Henry and Daisy Ivey. She attended school through the eighth grade. On May 16, 1945, she married Henry Olson in Tallahassee, Fla. The couple settled in Lanesboro. Marjorie was a housewife and Henry was employed with the state game and fishery. Henry passed away on Nov. 4. 1997. In 2002, Marjorie married Jerry Gunderson in Mabel; they later divorced.

Marjorie loved her family, and enjoyed cooking. She also enjoyed traveling with her ex-husband, Jerry.

She is survived by one son and two daughters, Pat (Curt) Olstad of Rochester, Ron (Chris) Olson of Lanesboro and Sherry (Wayne) Kingsbury of Brownsville; six grandchildren, Richard (Gigi) Olstad I of Nebraska, Randy Olstad of Tennessee, Naomi (Eric) Peterson of Wisconsin, Mike (Toni) Olson of Minnesota, Wendy (Doug) Haberman of Wisconsin and Steven Kingsbury of Minnesota; five great-grandchildren, Richard (Phuong) Olstad II and Brandon (Michelle) Olstad both of Nebraska, Ally and Cortnee Peterson both of Wisconsin and Amy Haberman of Wisconsin; one great-great-grandchildren, Gabrielle Olstad of Nebraska; one sister, Shirley Reynolds of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; a brother, Larry (Marion) Ivey of Mission Viejo, Calif.; two stepsisters, Mary Ella Ivey and Irene Ivey both of Florida; a brother-in-law, Vernon Olson; and a sister-in-law, Verna Haugen.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Daisy Ivey, husband, Henry M. Olson and a sister.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro, with the Rev. Kerry officiating. Burial will be in Lanesboro. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service on Thursday.

Memorials are preferred to Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

Johnson-Riley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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