Marion Olson

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died November 24, 2011

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.

0 Tributes for “Marion Olson

    So sorry to hear about Marion. I will always cherish the times I got to spend with her and so will Nick (my son). I wish I could have been there for the services, but I didn’t get word until the day of the services and was out of the country at the time. Love to all of you and hope to see you soon. We were all blessed by having Marion in our lives. God Bless.
    Maggie Unger (Crnich)
    Denver CO

    Marion was the sweetest lady and was very kind to my daughter Damia,we will miss her and I feel very sorry for your family.

    Gayle Sigan
    Gladstone MI

    Memories of Marion, and the whole family, flood my mind with appreciation and love. She was a wonderful wife and mother. Marion’s smile could light up a room. She will be missed!

    Barbara Hutchens
    Traverse City MI

    I Too Remember Mrs. Olson’s Cookies Growing up in Gladstone. I hung around with Brian and I always was treated as a guest every time I came over. What a great lady. She will be sadly missed. My sincere prayers go out to Brain and Family.

    John Pickard
    Gladstone MI

    Dear Roy and Family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your wonderful wife and mother. She was a sweet lady. She will be missed. Thoughts and prayers for her and for all of you.

    Marlys Beach Ball
    Upland CA

    Dear Roy and family,
    We were saddened to read of Marion’s passing. We want to express our sympathy to all of you at this time.

    Carl and Marilyn Olson

    We were so sorry to read of Marion’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We were neighbors for many years and we feel our lives were enhanced by knowing Marion, as was the case for anyone who crossed paths with this great woman.

    George and Donna Becker
    Sebring FL

    May God grant your family healing and peace in this time of grief and loss.

    Reabe Family
    California MD

    I have many fond memories of Marion, she was always so kind. She used to play bridge with my mother Sue and I can still see them sitting around the card table. Marion made a awesome coffee cake and she was kind enough to share her recipe. I always think of her when I make it and that will never change. My thoughts and prayers are with you all for your loss.

    Julie DeLaire
    Gladstone MI

    Marion was a dear person, and we remember her kindness to us when we lived in Gladstone. We send our most heartfelt prayers for healing and comfort to the family

    Reub and Kay Carlson
    Tigerton WI

    Rest in peace Marion, it was always a pleasure to visit with you. And it was always special to see how joyful Hannah, Andrea, and Isaac were to see you. You will be missed.

    Andy, Cori, Myles, and Ezrah Williams
    Alpena MI

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