Dorothy Olson

dorothy olson

Dorothy R. (Jordheim) Olson, 88, Fargo, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at Sanford Health, Fargo.

Dorothy R. Olson was born to Knute and Rosine (Bakko) Jordheim in Walcott, ND on March 6, 1923.  She grew up and attended school in the Walcott area.  The family moved to Grand Forks where she graduated from high school.  Dorothy married Victor A. Olson in Berkley, CA on January 15, 1944.  Victor's career took them to many destinations.  Dorothy and Victor spent a number of years in Minot.  He preceded her in death in 1981.  Dorothy moved to Fargo in 1989 and has lived here ever since.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Richard (Kae) Olson, Sioux Falls, SD, Jeffrey (Susan) Olson, Oak Park Heights, MN, Lory (Brian) Hill, Las Vegas, NV, Linda (Jeffrey) Huckle, Horace, ND; son-in-law, Jerry Johnson, Warroad, MN; and sister, Gunver "Goody" Hertsgaard, Fargo, ND; 13 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren.

Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband; parents; daughter, Andrea Johnson; granddaughter, Kelly Hill; several brothers and sisters.

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  1. New Iberia LAOlson Family,
    We were so sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. We have so many fond memories of Dorothy as our neighbor on 14th St., Minot. The girls loved to visit her and have her come to our house. I think Dorothy was the first neighbor we met when we moved to 14th St. and always a favorite. We enjoyed meeting all of her family also. We know you have wonderful memories to cherish of your mother and we do, too. Thanks for sharing her with us.
    Linda Thronson

  2. Fargo ND
    Craig and I are so sorry for the loss of your mom. She was always a delight to spend time with and interested in what was going on in our lives. She was a very special lady and may your many warm memories of her comfort you in this difficult time.

    God Bless!

  3. Sun Lakes AZ
    Linda and Lorie,

    I am sorry for the loss of your lovely mother. She was always so kind to me when I hung out at your home during the time we were in HS.

    I remember both of your parents fondly and hope your memories will help you through this time of loss and sadness.


  4. Weatherford Texas (TX)We send our love and sympathy to our cousins, children of Vic and Dorothy. We will remember the many good times with
    all of you and especially your mother’ wonderful, caring manner and love for life. She called me “margee” even at my age!
    We shall miss her. She loved her family so much and always had her faith to keep her steadfast. Her favorite word was “kid” and I think of her youthful spirit as an inspiration to us all. I am sorry we can not be there with you.

  5. Mohall ND
    To the family of Dorothy: Our symphathys to you at the death of Dorothy. May God hold you in his mighty arms and grant to you comfort, hope, and assurance that through Jesus Christ, and his death and resurrection, that all who beleive in him will be raised to a new and renewed life.
    I remember well the family gathering at the farm in Maddock were good times were had by all.
    In Christ,
    Todd Olson

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