Agnes L. Olson

Agnes L. Olson, 100 of LaCrosse and formerly of Kendall, passed away on Monday, January 13, 2020 at Bethany Riverside, LaCrosse.

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Agnes L. Olson, 100 of LaCrosse and formerly of Kendall, passed away on Monday, January 13, 2020 at Bethany Riverside, LaCrosse.

She was born on February 28, 1919 to Theodore and Inga (Larson) Eide in North Dakota. She was a graduate of Logan High School and went on to further her education at the LaCrosse Teachers State College. On May 26, 1956, Agnes was united in marriage to Arnold J. Olson in Hopkins, MN. He preceded her in death on September 13, 2003.

She was a faithful and devoted member of Fountain Lutheran Church, a member of the Women’s ELCA (WELCA) Club at Fountain and on the Fountain Lutheran Mission Home Board in Hustler, WI. In her leisure time, Agnes enjoyed baking, cooking, gardening, playing cards and spending time with her family and pets. The Olson Home was always filled with the delicious smells of baked goods, which she loved to share with others.

She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Olson of LaCrosse, nephew, Jim Raiter, nieces, Deb Raiter, Pat Forster, and Barb Grigsby, and Joe Shabata. She is further survived by other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Arnold J. Olson, sisters, Babe Erlewein and Marian Raiter.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020, 1:30 pm at Fountain Lutheran Church, W10815 Church Road, Kendall, WI, 54638. Pastor James Gerth will officiate. Relatives and friends are invited for a time of visitation on Saturday at the church from 12:30 pm until the time of the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery at a later date.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sunday, January 19, 2020, 1:00 pm at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 612 Division Street, LaCrosse, WI, 54601. Pastor Joanne S. Richmond will officiate.

The Smith-Nelson Funeral Home, Kendall is assisting the family.

Memorials may be given at Fountain Lutheran Church, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church or Bethany Riverside in Agnes’ memory.

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