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Ivonne Olson

February 18, 1935 - February 07, 2020

Funeral Service - Saturday

February 15, 2020
- 11:00 AM

Kindred Lutheran Church, Kindred

Visitation - Saturday

February 15, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Kindred Lutheran Church, Kindred


Fredrikson-Boulger Funeral Chapel

Ivonne Olson

February 18, 1935 - February 07, 2020


Ivonne Marie (Borreson) Olson was born February 18, 1935 in Fargo, ND to Henry and Betty (Overboe) Borreson. She was baptized and confirmed at Christiania Lutheran Church in rural Kindred. Ivonne attended school in Kindred and graduated in 1953 before going on to attend Concordia College in Moorhead, MN for two years. She was employed at the Fargo Clinic until marrying Marlan Olson on November 17, 1956. They lived and farmed in the Kindred area until they retired in 1997, moving first into the city of Kindred and then into the Fargo/West Fargo area, where they have made their home since 2011. They have two children, a daughter, Jamie and a son, Jay.

Ivonne and Marlan were members of Gol Lutheran Church until it closed in 2002. Ivonne served on the church council, in WELCA, taught Sunday School and Bible School, and was an accompanist and church organist for many years. She and Marlan joined Kindred Lutheran in 2002 where she continued to be involved in choir, as a substitute organist, and in other church activities. Music was an important part of Ivonne’s entire life, playing piano and organ, singing in choirs as well as singing solos for various occasions. She was also a charter member of the Town and Country Homemakers, a group that stayed together for over 55 years.

Over the years, Ivonne and Marlan enjoyed the many musical/stage events that their children and grandchildren participated in. They also enjoyed traveling around the U.S., through Europe, Norway, and El Salvador. Their family enjoyed camping, spending time at their lake home, and loved playing cards with family and friends.

Ivonne was preceded in death by her grandparents, parents, brother-in-law Roger Lokken, and nephew Dean Lokken. She is survived by her husband Marlan of West Fargo, her children Jamie Kinne of Fargo, and Jay(Rita)Olson of Wayzata, MN, and her grandsons; Joshua Kinne of Denver, CO, Anthony (Jen)Olson of Burbank, CA, Alexander Olson and partner Tyler Frazier of Seattle, WA and Eric Olson of Wayzata, MN. She is also survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Elaine and Vic Thompson of Idaho Falls, ID and her sister-in-law Helen Lokken of San Marcos, CA as well as nieces, nephews and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, Ivonne’s wishes were that a donation be made to the charity of your choice.


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9 responses to “Ivonne Olson”

  1. Cindy Thompson says:

    Jamie and Jay I am so sorry for the loss of your wonderful Mother. She was the best person. I felt like she was my second Mom

  2. Charlie and Karen Dame says:

    Jamie we are so sorry for your loss and keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Deb Ludwig says:

    Jamie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers.

  4. Nancy Mangin says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Ivonne was such a lovely person. Always a smile on that pretty face.

  5. Barb Larson says:

    Jamie and Jay. I am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. My mom passed 4 years ago and I think of her so often. My prayers are with you and your families.

  6. Michael and Lois Gustafson says:

    Our deepest sympathy in your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  7. The John Olson family says:

    We are sad to hear of the passing of Ivonne. Our deepest sympathies are with your entire family. Please take care while you work through your grieving and sadness. Our family will be making a contribution to the American Red Cross in the the name of Ivonne. Thank you for suggesting a donation in lieu of flowers.

    Best Regards,

    The John and Ellen Olson family: Dave and Marlene Olson,Lois and Gary Sater, Rob and Sue Olson

  8. Don and LuAnn Wee says:

    Marlan and family: We are saddened and sorry to hear Ivonne passed. She must have been a wonderful wife/mother/grandmother—my mom died 5 years ago and they reminded me so much of each other. We will keep you close in heart and our prayers during this time. A memorial is being made to Eventide Foundation/Sheyenne Crossings in her name. I’m glad you and my dad keep up ‘the farmer banter’ at lunch! In sympathy

  9. Dianne Enger Snell says:

    Dear Marlan and family,

    I was shocked and saddened to learn of Ivonne’s death. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. I will cherish the memories of the times we have been together, and the ties of family history that we shared. Rest in peace, dear Ivonne.

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