Edra Olson

edra olson
Edra M. Olson, 82, formerly of Leonard, North Dakota passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at Sheyenne Care Center, Valley City. Edra was born February 19, 1933 in Fargo, North Dakota to Walter and Edna (Payne) Lien. She graduated from Fargo Central High School. She went on to graduate with a Teaching Certificate from Moorhead Teachers College. She taught 2nd grade in Leonard, North Dakota before marrying Howard Olson on July 1, 1955 at First Presbyterian Church, Fargo. They moved to Wimbledon, North Dakota where she taught before retiring and moving home to Leonard. Howard passed away in 2001 and Edra moved to West Fargo shortly after. She spent many years with Howard attending the Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion. She loved gardening, baking and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her children; Gary (Pat) Olson, Milnor, North Dakota, Dennis (Betty) Olson, Yale, Oklahoma, Howard (Betty) Olson, Oriska, North Dakota, brother, James (Janice) Lien, Golden Valley, Minnesota, 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Howard, sisters, Cecelia Lien and Marilyn Booth, nephew, Terry Booth and niece, Sandy Booth. Memorial Service: 11:00 A.M. Monday, July 6, 2015 at Fredrikson-Boulger Funeral Chapel, Kindred with visitation starting at 10:00 A.M.

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  1. I am so sorry for your loss. May the ‘God of all comfort’ be with you and your family during this difficult time. At 1 Corinthians 15:26 the Bible promises that very soon ‘death will be brought to nothing’. Then we have the prospect of being reunited with our loved ones right here on this earth {John 5 :28,29}. I truly hope this has brought you comfort and hope. With deepest sympathies, Gracin and family.

  2. Tony and I are so sorry to hear about Edra departing us. The Lord surely needed another beautiful Angel. Kinda of scary for him knowingurnice and Teresa getting together again. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  3. yes, that’s exactly where I saw Edra last time I saw her, at the steam thresher show and loving every moment of it! RIP…

  4. Edra Olson family, We are so sorry to hear of Edra’s passing she was such a fun lady, we had lots of laughs with Howard and Edra, which now seems like so many years ago, they were a neat couple. May you all find peace and comfort in all the memories of her. God bless and Keep you now in His everlasting care,
    Bernie and Barb samek

  5. She taught me in 3rd Grade many years ago. I ended up teaching third grade many years as well!
    Thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
    Pam & Lonnie Laffen

  6. Our thoughts and prayers are sent to each of you as you remember Edra. Also we remember Jesus’ Promise of Eternal Life with Him, so we wait to all be reunited one day in Heaven. God bless each of you, Mike & Judy Schlecht

  7. My deepest sympathy to Edra’s family. We have fond memories of her as a great teacher and friend here in Wimbledon.

  8. mrs. olson was my teacher many years ago I remember Howard who was a year older sorry for your loss

  9. Edra was a wonderful person, and she and Howard were always welcoming and full of fun. We will remember you in our prayers.

  10. Edna was a very close friend as we lived in the same block. I was with her playing the day before she came down with polio. I have thought of her often over the years and was so happy she overcame he issues with polio.

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