June 14, 2019

LaVerne Olson, 87, of Winthrop passed away Friday, June 14, at her home in Winthrop. Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday, June 19, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Winthrop with interment in the Winthrop Cemetery. Officiating was the Rev. Bruno Santiago. Organist was Diane Lang. Special music by St. Francis de Sales Choir. Congregational hymns were "All Creatures Of Our God And King," "Amazing Grace," "On Eagle's Wings," "How Great Thou Art," "May Holy Angels Lead You" and "Sing With All The Saints In Glory." Honorary urn bearers were LaVerne's great-grandchildren. Urn bearer was great-granddaughter Tailynn Krueger.

LaVerne Lucille Olson was born April 12, 1932, in Waubun. She was the daughter of Frank and Viola (Kainz) Rogers. LaVerne was baptized as an infant in 1932 and was later confirmed in her faith, both in Waubun. She received her education in Waubun and was a graduate of the Waubun High School Class of 1950.

On Aug. 25, 1960, LaVerne was united in marriage to Donald Olson in Wayzata. After their marriage, the couple resided in Winthrop. This union was blessed with three children. LaVerne was employed at All Pak, formerly Hands Inc., and she cleaned the United States Post Office, Armory and Bengston Family Dental in Winthrop. LaVerne and Donald shared 33 years of marriage until Donald's passing April 1, 1994.

LaVerne was a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Winthrop.

LaVerne enjoyed gardening, canning, baking, fishing, watching the Vikings, trips to the casino and buying lottery tickets looking for that big win! She cherished the time she spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Blessed be her memory.

LaVerne is survived by her children, Tina Knoll of Gaylord, Beverly Hansen and her husband Terry of Hutchinson and David Olson of Winthrop; grandchildren, Nicole Knoll, Courtney (Dustin) Cohrs, Ashley (Jake) Telecky, Amber (Damian) Hansen and Jordan (Maranda) Hansen; 10 great-grandchildren; brother Dennis Rogers; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

LaVerne was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Viola Rogers; husband Donald Olson; nephew Matthew Rogers; sister and brother-in-law Dorothy and Henry Mueller; sister-in-law Clare Rogers; and many others.

Arrangements by Dalin-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Winthrop. Online obituaries and guestbook available at hantge.com

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