Margaret "Peggy" Olson

Peggy passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at the Hillsboro Medical Center at the age of 90. Margaret N. Buschaw was born on February 28, 1930 in Michigan City, IN, the daughter of Dave and Amanda Buschaw. At an early age, she moved with her family to Remer, MN where she grew up and received her education. Peggy was united in marriage to Gerald Olson on October 27, 1948 in Walker, MN. A son, Michael, was born to this union on October 7, 1952. Together they made their home in Grand Forks, ND until 1958 when they moved to Langdon and Petersburg, ND. In 1962 they moved to Hillsboro where she has lived since that time. Peggy worked for the Hillsboro Elementary School for 19 years as Head Cook. After her retirement from the school, she helped many people with housekeeping and provided day care for many area families - opening her home day care in 1993.Peggy was a lifelong member of the VFW Auxiliary, and a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church where she was active in WELCA and Ladies Circle. Peggy was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald; her son, Michael; and her brother, Pat Buschaw; her four sisters – Jan, Joann, Beverly and Frances. Peggy is survived by her daughter-in-law, Nancy Olson of Hillsboro; her grandson, Charles “Chip” (Angie) Olson of Battle Lake, MN; her granddaughter, Crystal (Tom) Ellis of White Settlement, TX; and her sister, Bonnie Renn of Remer, MN. Also surviving are her very special great-grandchildren – Ashely (Kyle) Thompson, Dustin Olson, Kaylie Olson and Alyssa Ellis; several nieces and nephew and many other very dear relatives. Visitation: 5-7 PM Thursday, October 29, 2020 at Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home in Hillsboro – and also one hour prior to the service in the church on Friday Prayer Service: 7 PM Thursday at Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home in Hillsboro Memorial Service: 10 AM Friday at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hillsboro Burial: Riverside Cemetery in Hillsboro

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  1. Grandma Peggy was so special to our family in the love she showered on our daughters. Such a caring woman! God bless her memory.

  2. Nancy So Sorry to hear about Peggy. As a child, Peggy and Gerald were the best of friends with my parents. Mom always said if it hadn’t been for Peggy coming over and helping her with us kids, there were 4 of us, she would have never made it. I know my parents always stopped to see them in Hillsboro when they happen to be going thru. You and your family are in our prayers. May the Lord give you comfort in memories and what you have done for Peggy since Gerald and Mike passed away.

  3. Auntie Peggy,

    We Will always remember the special visits we had along The many years and cherish those memories,
    Including Pete the bird!!
    Rest easy, and enjoy your new life.
    Denny and Shirlene

  4. With deep gratitude thank you everyone on your thoughts and prayers for Peggy and our families. We are so glad to have great fiends and family support us during this difficult time . We are glad you can join us in your special way to celebrate Grandma whether at the funeral home, church service , or live stream we say thank you.

  5. God bless you for taking such good care of my Aunt Peggy. Thanks for sharing the funeral and all of the pictures. Simply amazing. Will miss her dearly. 🤗🙏😥

  6. Grandma Peggy loved on me during my childhood. She was my Hillsboro grandma when my grandmothers lived farther away. She loved us and so many others kids like family. So thankful for having her in my life. God bless the memory of Grandma Peggy!

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