Alice Olson

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Alice Olson, age 102, Fargo passed away peacefully on Friday, January 5, 2018 at Bethany on 42nd, Fargo. Alice Grafsgaard was born on October 1, 1915 to Alfred and Anna (Peterson) Grafsgaard in McHenry, ND where she grew up on a farm. Alice was united in marriage to Lawrence Olson on June 7, 1940 in Binford, ND. They lived in Northwood, ND until settling in Fargo in 1954 where they raised three children. Alice was a longtime member of Olivet Lutheran Church, Fargo. There she enjoyed being a member of the Olivet Quilters, making quilts that were provided to graduating seniors and sent all over the world to those in need. Alice also enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her three children, Beatrice (Thad) Uehling of Lothian, Maryland, Lawrence (Mary) Olson of Mountain Iron, Minnesota, and Sandra (Darryl) Prischmann of Glyndon, Minnesota; 7 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters, Esther and Norma and one brother, Arthur. Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo with visitation starting at 10:00 A.M. Burial: Northwood, North Dakota in the spring.


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  1. My condolences to Alice’s family. I was privileged to know her through my Mother, Margaret Martin. Mom and Alice lived on the same floor at Bethany on University. Mom so enjoyed her and I appreciated that Alice found enjoyment in Mom’s humor. Alice was so easy to visit with and I really was happy to get to know her. I know she has many loved ones to see in heaven and am sure Mom will be there to see her old friend as well. Mom will probably scold her for taking so long to join her!! May your memories help you through this difficult time.

  2. Alice was always cheerful and a joy to be around. I enjoyed my years of quilting with her at Olivet and will miss my visits with her. May she rest in peace. JoAnne Gauper

  3. My deepest condolences to Mrs.Alices family. It’s very difficult seeing one that we’ve loved for many years pass away to the hands of death. God gives us comfort through the Bible, he helps heal our pain through beautiful promises. He promises that soon “death will be no more” and that “there will be resurrection of the just”.(2 Corinthians 1:3,4, Corinthians 15:25,26, John 5:28:29) Putting faith in these promises will help you get through these difficult times, a long with the love of your family and friends. May the love of god keep comforting you through these difficult times.

  4. I live on 11th Ave S, Fargo and used to go to coffee parties with her on our block. My sympathy to your family ,which she told us about with pictures. I visited her a few times when she was in the
    Bethany Towers on University with Delores Sandbeck and Dorothy Paulson.

  5. Blessed be her long and wonderful life!
    What beautiful memories you all have!
    Thanks for sharing the video!
    My thoughts and prayers to you all as you celebrate her life!!
    In Love & Friendship,
    LuElla Von Bank

  6. While I was only able to see her a few times on trips with my dad to see her, I’ll always remember how much she cared about anyone I saw her interact with I’m blessed to be her great grandchild and I’m going to miss her greatly

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