Marvel Olson, 1918-2017

Published 9:53 am Friday, March 24, 2017

Funeral services for Marvel G. Olson, 98, of Albert Lea will be at 1:30 p.m. Mondayat Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. The Rev. Elizabeth Endicott will officiate. Interment will be at Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences are welcome at

Marvel Olson

Marvel passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at Thorne Crest Senior Living Community, where she lived for the past four years.

Marvel G. Olson was born on Sept. 13, 1918, in Freeborn County. Marvel lived most of her life in Albert Lea. She moved in the 1940s to California to be with her husband who was in the Army. During her time in California, she worked various retail positions and also worked for Standard Oil Refinery, putting up 60 octane gas tanks for the Air Corps. When her husband was sent overseas, she returned to Albert Lea. She also worked at Wilson and Co. and as an assistant aide at Thorne Crest. Marvel was a member of Salem Lutheran Church.

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Marvel is survived by several nieces and nephews in Minnesota and in other states.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Kenneth Olson, who passed away in 1978.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Senior Resources of Freeborn County, 314 S. Broadway, Albert Lea, MN 56007, Thorne Crest Senior Living Community, 1201 Garfield, Albert Lea, MN 56007 or Salem Lutheran Church, 115 N. Washington, Albert Lea, MN 56007.