Lillian E. Olsen, Stewartville, 99

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 3, 2004

Lillian E. Olsen of Stewartville died Friday, Jan. 30, 2004, at the age of 99, at the Stewartville Care Center, Stewartville.

Lillian Esther Horning was born March 19, 1904, on the family farm in Freeborn County. She married Harold E. Olsen on March 16,1935, at Nashua,

Iowa He died on Aug. 15, 1976.

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Survivors include children: Kathy (Erwin) Palmer of Rochester, and Karen (Dale) Johnson of Austin; four grandsons; two great- grandchildren; two

step great-grandchildren; and one step great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers and one sister.

Lillian graduated from Albert Lea High School and later Mankato State University. She then taught in the Albert Lea public school system. She retired in 1969 and moved to Rochester and live there since. Her husband was a retired painter/wallpaper hanger at time of his death. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, and puzzle books.

The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, at Christ United

Methodist Church, Rochester. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Macken Funeral Home, Rochester, and also one hour in advance of the service at church. Burial will be in the Red Oak Grove Cemetery, Austin. The Rev. Elizabeth Lopez and the Rev. Nancy Handlon will officiate.