March 07, 2015 10:00 A.M.Hope Lutheran Church North Campus
March 06, 2015
5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Bonita (Bonnie) Clarice Olson 61, of Fargo, ND died Sunday March 1, 2015 at Sanford Health.
Bonnie was born in Fergus Falls, MN on July 25, 1953 to Beulah A. and Howard P. Iverson. She lived on her family farm in Norcross, MN where she went to school and graduated from Herman, MN. She then moved to Alexandria, MN for college in 1973. She obtained an associate’s degree from Alexandria Technical College as a legal assistant. She met her husband of 41 years Eldon J. Olson in Alexandria and they were married on December 15, 1973 after she briefly moved to Bloomington, MN. They moved to Fargo together and have been there ever since. Bonnie worked at Dosland, Nordhaugen Law firm for 24 years. She was the legal assistant for Joel D. Johnson for 15 years until February 28, 2015.
Bonnie volunteered at Hope Lutheran Church as a Sunday school teacher and confirmation leader for many years. She also served as the Red River Valley Fair superintendent since 2012. In her spare time she liked ceramics, gardening, crocheting and baking for her family. She also enjoyed spending time at the lake cabin in Underwood, MN, and babysitting her grandson.
She is survived by her husband, Eldon, son, Christopher P. Olson, daughter, Jennifer E. (Randell) Buhr, grandson, Maxwell Buhr, sister, Diana Iverson, brothers, Robert (Cindy) Iverson, Duane Iverson, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and co-workers.
Memorials are preferred to any charitable organization. The family would like to thank the dedicated staff at Sanford, with a special thank you to nurse Kathy.