Debra A. Olson, 47, Albert Lea

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 11, 2002

The funeral service for Debra A. Olson, of 16108 735th Ave., Albert Lea, will be I1 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Albert Lea. The Rev. Lissa Kahl will officiate. Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday at Bonnerup Funeral Service, Albert Lea, and one hour before the service at the church.

Debra died suddenly, May 10, 2002, at her home. She was 47 years old.

Debra was born Jan. 20, 1955, in Albert Lea, to Marlin and Donna (Mandt) Flatness. She was born and raised in Glenville. Debra graduated from Glenville High School and attended Winona State University. She married Steven R. Olson on June 15, 1974, at the First Lutheran Church in Glenville.

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Debra was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She was a member of the Alter Guild, Mary Circle, Past President of the Church Council and presently Vice President of the Council, member of the TLCW and taught Sunday School. She was a member of the Albert Lea Lions Club. Debra worked for Security Insurance for many years and presently owned her own business and was a Lutheran Brotherhood District Representative. She was a member and Past President of the Albert Lea Association of Insurance Women.

Debra loved camping and fishing, the outdoors, bird watching and serving as treasurer for the MDHA Southern Gateway Chapter. She especially enjoyed doing her church activities.

Debra is survived by her husband, Steve R. Olson of rural Albert Lea; son, Nathan Olson and special friend Danya Bitney of Missoula, Mont.; father, Marlin Flatness of Glenville; brothers: Tracy Flatness of Blaine, Minn., and his children, Michael and Lynn, and Todd Flatness and his wife Chris of Amboy, Minn.; mother-in-law, Shirley Kallberg of Albert Lea; brothers-in-law: Scott Kallberg and his wife Paulette of Albert Lea and their children, Jeremy and fiancee Leiha Grunzke and Nick, Jon Kallberg and his wife Jane of Lutsen, Minn., and Mike Kallberg of Lutsen, Minn.; and many aunts and uncles and cousins.

Debra was preceded in death by her mother, Donna Flatness.

Debra will be greatly missed by her family, friends and business associates.