March 20, 1920 ~ July 31, 2018
Rose B. Olson, 98, of Fargo, ND passed away peacefully under the care of Ethos Hospice and Bethany Nursing Home on July 31, 2018.
Rose was born March 20, 1920 in Fayette, ND to John and Caroline (Johner) Schepper. Rose had two daughters, Shirley Kokora (Palen), Gloria Nelson (Palen), and married Jens Olson in her younger years. She had two step children Darlene Hansen and Jeff Olson.
She worked a number of years at Piggly Wiggly in the meat department until she retired.
Rose loved spending time with family, listening to music, dancing, riding her 3 wheel bicycle (with whom she gave children countless rides), and traveling. Two of her favorite snacks were peanut butter cookies and orange slices. She always liked a good card game, gardening, word search puzzles, and many other things. She was the pinnacle of her family, as well as in her neighborhood where she had lived for around 60 years. She knew young and old and was welcoming to everyone. She was independent, strong, sometimes stubborn, and never wanted to bother anyone for help. She had a beautiful smile and a big heart.
She had moved from her house to an apartment and then moved to Bethany on 42nd and lived her last 3 1/2 years under their care.
Rose was preceded in death by her husband Jens, daughter Shirley, and siblings Frank, Dan, Tony, Ed, Lily, and her brother in law Arnie. She is survived by her daughter Gloria Nelson, brother Mike Schepper (Ruby), Step-son Jeff Olson (Judy), Step daughter Darlene Hansen, 11 grandchildren (Mike (Shawn), Boyd, Beth (Patrick), Rene (Tony), Rick, David (Anna), Amy, Tracy, Billy, Kim, Rob), 16 great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces Sharon (Dennis) and Jane (Todd), nephew Lynn (Deb) and many other nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers or other gifts please donate to a cancer fund of your choice.
The family would like to thank the staff at Bethany on 42nd (Meadowlark division) for the great care and compassion that was given to Rose during her stay. We would also like to thank Ethos Hospice care for assisting during these last few months of life. One cannot say enough in words to thank everyone for the care they have given to Rose.
Family of Rose Olson