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Ethel Olson


Tue, Dec 24th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Ethel Olson, age 95, of Spring Valley, Minn., died December 19, 2013 at the Ostrander Care and Rehab.

Ethel Emma Sophie Niemeyer was born February 7, 1918 to Louis and Rose (Wedeking) Niemeyer in Jordan Township, Minnesota. She was a 1936 graduate of Wykoff High School. On June 6, 1941, Ethel was united in marriage to Norman Olson in Rockford, Illinois. She worked many years at Stickan’s Ben Franklin. Ethel was a life long member and the oldest member of the First English Lutheran Church in Spring Valley, Minn., and she was also active on the L.W.M.L.. Delivering Meals on Wheels, playing cards, mowing lawns, and traveling were some of Ethel’s favorite pass times. She also loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Ethel is survived by her children, Vince (Linda) Olson and Diane (Garry) TerMaat both of Spring Valley, 4 grandchildren, Tim (Tammy) Olson of Spring Valley, Tomi Kay (Dan) Best of Apex, NC, Wayne TerMaat of Spring Valley, and Trever TerMaat of Spring Valley, 3 great grandchildren, Connor Best, Tyler (fiancé Jenee Jarvis) Olson, and Kayla Olson, and 1 great-great grandchild, Landon.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Norman in 1994, 1 brother, and 5 sisters.

Funeral services for Ethel Olson will be held 11:00 A.M. Thursday December 26, 2013 at the First English Lutheran Church in Spring Valley with the Rev Loel Wessel officiating. Burial will be in Bloomfield Cemetery Fillmore County. Friends may call at the Church from 9:00 A.M. until time of service. Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley is in charge of arrangements.

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