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Bonnie Olson

July 25, 1953 - March 01, 2015

Funeral Service - Saturday

March 07, 2015 10:00 A.M.

Hope Lutheran Church North Campus

Visitation - Friday

March 06, 2015
5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Bonnie Olson

July 25, 1953 - March 01, 2015


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.


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9 responses to “Bonnie Olson”

  1. Ella Koenck says:

    We are so sorry for the loss of Bonnie, your wonderful wife, and mother. Sending you hugs to help comfort you from a friend. Prayers for you all.

  2. Vickie Stoneburg says:

    Bonnie was a classmate of mine from Herman High School, Herman MN. We graduated together in 1971. Bonnie and I were friends in school, but lost touch after we graduated. There is sadness in my heart as the memories of Bonnie flood back. Prayers to the family and everyone that knew this amazing woman.

  3. Karen Cameron says:

    My heart and prayers go to all of Bonnie’s amazing family. I am grateful that I was able to know and love Bonnie for so many years. She was one of the nicest people, I ever had the pleasure to know. Bonnie will be dearly missed by everyone she touched. Eldon,Jennie and Chris, and her family, stay strong and know that we are all here to help you during this time and going forward.

  4. Joanne Jacobson says:

    I had the pleasure of working with Bonnie for many years. She was a kind person and had such an infectious laugh. She will surely be missed by all. My heart goes out to her family for having to lose her way too early. My prayers are with you.

  5. Stephanie Cameron says:

    Bonnie was a wonderful, precious and beautiful person. She was a family friend for more years than I remember and I was blessed to know her. She will be missed greatly. My heart goes out to Eldon, Chris and Jenny. May you rest easy knowing you have an Angel watching over you and she will always be in our hearts.

  6. Debra Erickson - Red River Valley Fair says:

    Very sorry to hear of Bonnie’s passing. She was a valued member of our Fair family. Condolences to her family in this time of sorrow.

  7. Nanette Hockert says:

    I so incredibly sorry for your loss. Bonnie was my birthday buddy at ceramics as we were both born July 25th. I will miss chatting with her and her sense of humor. Prayers to you all.

  8. Jan Langlie says:

    Dear Eldon Chris and Jen
    I was saddened to hear of Bonnies passing. we have been friends for a long time. We both lived in Edgewood trailer court in Fargo over 30 years ago. Bonnie was expecting and I was starting to do daycare so Chris you were the start of our friendship. Your family helped me when I was going through some rough times and for that I so THANK YOU SO MUCH. As years went by we did not get to see each other much. Our yearly Christmas letters (witch I will miss dearly) were how we kept our relationship very close. We knew each others families very well with Births, illnesses Conformations, graduations, our joys and fears for our children,Weddings ,loss of our parents and enjoying being a grandparent. With tears I am so sad that I am not able to be there to say good-by. Bonnie I will Miss you. May Gods arms be wrapped around your family with loving arms today and in the days to come, Love and prayers.Jan

  9. Clyde & Cheryl Fenster says:

    Eldon, Chris, and Jen:

    You have our sincere condolences on the loss of Bonnie.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Eldon, call anytime you need to talk.


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