April 8, 1941 ~ August 8, 2016
LouAnn Olien, 75, of Fargo died after a fourth courageous battle with cancer on Monday August 8, 2016 at Elim Care Center in Fargo, with the support of family and under the care of hospice. LouAnn Roselyn Wolbeck was born April 8, 1941 in Mahnomen, MN to Hubert and Luddie (Nedved) Wolbeck. She was raised on the family farm in Mahnomen, MN. LouAnn attended school in Mahnomen along with her three sisters and one brother. After spending a number of years working at Camelot Cleaners, she retired and worked part-time at the central kitchen for Fargo Public School District. LouAnn and Al Olien were married on December 1, 1962 at St Michael’s Catholic Church in Mahnomen, MN. They made their home in Fargo, ND where they raised their two children, Kathy (Olien) Lehman and Bryan Olien. LouAnn was an avid reader, yard sale shopper, and a wonderful grandma to her three grandchildren. She was always their number one fan and enjoyed their many games and events throughout the years. She spent many weekends at their lake cabin enjoying fishing and relaxing with family and friends. LouAnn is survived by her husband of 53 years Al, daughter Kathy Lehman, son Bryan and his wife Christine (Simonson), three grandchildren (Austin Olien, Cheyenne Olien, and Madison Olien). Also surviving are sisters Bernice Voit and Joan Safar (Joe), and brother James Wolbeck, and a number of nieces and nephews. LouAnn was preceded in death by her parents, Hubert and Luddie Wolbeck, two sisters, Luddie Janusch and Judith Wolbeck, her sister-in- law Lorraine Olien, and four brothers-in-law Ervin Voit, Jim Janusch, Robert Olien, and George Olien. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m., Wednesday, August 10, at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center. The memorial Mass will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, August 11, at Nativity Catholic Church in Fargo.
Oh Al, Lou Ann will always have a special place in our hearts. Her smile, her wit, her charm…everything about her was beautiful. God has her with Him now, but we were lucky enough to have her with us and to become friends with such a beautiful woman! She will be dearly missed, but never forgotten! Love, hugs and prayers to all of you! We’re her for you Al…any time you need us! Love you!
Pam and Don Wostrel
Lanny will be missed so much, but she is in heaven and she is having a wonderful time with the ones that have gone on before her, I will miss her so much, she was special to me. Al, Kathy, Bryan if you need anything I will be there for you anytime….you are in our thoughts and prays. love you guys
Love you Lanny
Words alone can not describe how much we will miss Lou Ann. She was Beautiful both inside and out, with a quick smile and a joke to make us laugh. Please know that she was Loved and will be missed so very much, we are here for you Al.
Much Love and Many Hugs,
Ron and Jeannie
Thoughts and prayers to all of you. Lanny will always have a special place in my heart. She has always been a kind and caring person. She will be missed by lots of people. God bless and take care.
Al, Kathy and Bryan,
Our sympathies, thoughts, prayers and hugs are with all of you.
She will be missed.
Ken & Patty Bernier
I’m so sorry for your loss! Lanny was such a sweet lady!
My sympathies to LouAnn’s family, and especially to our friend, Kathy. We were sad to hear of the passing of your mom, Kathy. May the memory of her kindness and love always surround you in the days ahead.
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. She will be greatly missed at all the grandchildren’s games.
Rhonda Kramer & family
I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.
I am very sorry for your loss. Although I did not know your loved one personally, I hope knowing that they are in our loving heavenly Father’s memory will bring your family comfort during this difficult time. Very soon now we can look forward to God’s promise at a Revelation 21:4: “… Death will be no more, neither will mourning, nor outcry, nor pain be anymore, the former thing gave passed away.”