Leah Olson, 1921-2016
Funeral services for Leah M. Olson will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Lutheran Church in Glenville. The Rev. Nancy Hansen will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea and again one hour prior to the service at the church. A family burial will take place at Greenwood Cemetery.
Leah passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, at home. She was 95.
Leah Muriel (Bure) was born March 4, 1921, to Carl and Christine (Pederson) Bure in Pequot Lakes. The family soon moved to the Glenville area. On Dec. 30, 1944, she was united in marriage to Rodney Olson at the church parsonage in Glenville. The couple was residents of that area their entire lives.
Leah worked as a cook at the Glenville Schools for many years. She also worked at American Gas for 10 years, as well as Land O’Lakes for five years. Leah was a member of First Lutheran Church in Glenville, where she was active in Ladies Aide and enjoyed working at funeral luncheons. In her free time she enjoyed gardening, quilting, fishing and baking; lefse, kumla, cake donuts and mush were her specialties! Leah liked to watch the Minnesota Vikings and the Twins. She never missed an opportunity to play card games with her family and friends. Most of all, Leah loved her family; they were everything to her. She was a selfless, giving and loving person who always put others ahead of herself.
She will be missed by her children LaDonna Struck, Valerie (Gary) Buchanan, Ronda (Steve) Satre, Rodney Olson Jr. and Rick (Sherri) Olson; grandchildren Tammy (Chad), Tim (Aimee), Traci (Dennis), Trent (Cari), Kari (Smitty), Hilerie, Tiffany (Dan), Caleb, Seth (Tiffany), Joshua (Megan), Jason (Analey), Colleen, Brandon and Cody (Sadie); 17 great-grandchildren; five great-great- grandchildren; as well as many other loving relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rodney; both parents; daughter, JoAnn Vogel, and a daughter in infancy, Mary Lee Olson; son-in-law, Bill Struck; grandson, Jeremy Satre; and siblings Jasper Bure, Ina Johnson, Eva Hulbert, Amy Struyk, Albert Bure, Carl Bure and Edward Bure.
“Out of our embrace — into heavens grace and peace.”