Marion Charlotte Olson, age 83, of 1423 Michigan Avenue, Gladstone, passed away Thursday November 24, 2011 at the Christian Park Health Care Facility in Escanaba following a lengthy illness.Marion was born July 7, 1928 in Escanaba the daughter of David and Agnes Westerberg. She was raised in Escanaba and she graduated in 1946 from Escanaba High School. Following graduation, Marion worked for Delta Hardware in Escanaba. She later worked as the church secretary for Bethany Lutheran Church in Escanaba.
Marion was united in marriage to Roy Olson on June 24, 1950 at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Escanaba. Following their marriage, Marion served as church secretary for several years at First Lutheran Church in Gladstone. They made their home in Gladstone where they raised their five children.
Marion was a very active member of First Lutheran Church in Gladstone where she served on several committees. She also served as a school board member for 12 years on the Gladstone Board of Education. She was well known for her baking and her great sense of humor. Her children fondly remember her cookies, coffee cakes, rye bread and cinnamon rolls. She was always happy to share the goodies she made with neighbors, friends and family. She will be sadly missed.
In addition to her husband, Roy, survivors include:
Sons: John (Kwanae) Olson of Gig Harbor, WA, Scott Olson of Gladstone, and Brian (Hazel) Olson of Lexington Park, MD.
Daughters: Kris Olson of Indian River, MI and Beth (Bill) Matzke of Alpena, MI
Brother: Wilbert Westerberg of Pinckney, MI.
Sisters: Betty (Robert) Lungaard of Indianapolis, IN and Carol Hinich of Chicago, IL.
13 grandchildren: Scott, Ben, Nate, Johnny, Sarah, Jennifer, R.J. (Cinthya), Joshua (Christine), Errol, Leslie, Hannah, Andrea and Isaac.
Great Grandchildren: L.J., Kaden and Colin
In addition to her parents, brothers Roy and Carl, and sisters Ellen, LaVerne and Mildred preceded Marion in death.