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Joy Olson

January 26, 2020

Visitation - Friday

January 31, 2020
5:00 - 7:00 PM

Holy Spirit Catholic Church

Prayer Service - Friday

January 31, 2020
- 7:00 PM

Holy Spirit Catholic Church

Visitation - Saturday

February 01, 2020
10:00 - 11:00 AM

Holy Spirit Catholic Church

Funeral Mass - Saturday

February 01, 2020
- 11:00 AM

Holy Spirit Catholic Church


Boulger Funeral Home

Joy Olson

January 26, 2020


Joy Olson, 65, passed away peacefully Sunday, January 26, 2020 surrounded by her family at her home.

Joy Marie Olson was born May 14, 1954 to Lawrence and Eloise (Appel) Srnsky. She grew up on a small farm near Goodridge, MN. She attended and graduated from Goodridge High School in 1972. That same year she was united in marriage to Norman Olson on July 1, 1972. In 1976 she moved with her husband from Oklee, MN to Lamoure, ND where she and her husband Norman made their home for 30 years. During that time, she worked at St. Rose Care Center for 29 years. In 2006 she moved to Harwood, ND with her husband Norman. She began working at Sanford Healthcare until her retirement on April 30, 2019. Joy enjoyed going on cruises, lake time at their lake home and the past 2 years in Mesa, AZ during the winter months. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and riding bike with her children. She was also actively involved in the Cursillo movement.

Joy is survived by her husband, Norman; children , Allan (Debbie) Olson, Carrington, ND, Wendy (Chad) Westrick, Harwood, ND, and Dustin (Melissa) Olson, Bismarck, ND; her grandchildren, Michael, Austin, Brittany, Breean, Alicia, Kelsey, Hunter, and Hailey; her 4 great grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Larry (Vivian) Srnsky, Goodridge, MN, Margie Coan, Goodridge, MN, Angie Sanders, Herman, MN, Nancy Asselin, Warroad, MN, Judy (Ron) Rustan, Oklee, MN, Paul Srnsky, Goodridge, MN, and Betty ( Dave) Peterson, Thief River, MN.

Joy was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Eloise Srnsky; and her brother, Jerry.


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21 responses to “Joy Olson”

  1. Vern and Sharon Solum says:

    Our deepest condolences to Norm and family. You have been in our prayers and will continue to be. May God keep you close.

  2. Kari Marchand says:

    It truly was a pleasure working with Joy at Sanford .After I quit at Sanford we still remained friends and would talk once in awhile but mostly texted each other. I will sure miss her random texts and her inspirational ones to. But most of all I will miss her smile and laugh. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs to you all. May God bless you all!

    Kari Marchand

  3. Jackie Holter says:

    Joy was a prayer warrior😇. She was so good at coming along side you when you were in a rough patch! May God bless her and her family!

  4. Clinton and Angela Hoggarth says:

    Let your perpetual light shine upon her Lord, for all the times she was Your light to others! She will be greatly missed!!

  5. Deb Wischer says:

    I was lucky enough to work with Joy for many years at Sanford. She was such an awesome person 😊 She was hard working, kind and considerate. She made the world a better place. Prayers to her and her family …

  6. Loretta and Jim Schumacher says:

    Joy was A good listener and co-worker. God bless her. God will welcome her into his home. Sleep in peace.

  7. Laci Soper says:

    Joy was such a kind lady, always looked on the bright side of life! She especially enjoyed children and always made time for others asking how they were doing. Her genuine smile will be missed, I feel lucky to have known her 💕

  8. Pam Appell Childers, and Gaylin says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. She was my cousin that I wasn’t able to meet when I visited a few years ago. I have enjoyed her posts and pictures thru Facebook. She has a beautiful family and will be dearly missed. RIP JOY you will be one of God’s Angels❤️🙏🥰🙏❤️

  9. Jodi Spicer says:

    My prayers are with you all. May God hold you in His arms as you grieve this great loss. Joy was a beautiful lady whom touched many. My mom truly loved her as well and I have to believe they are catching up on old times in Heaven. God Bless You all!

  10. Gail Paschke says:

    I worked with Joy at Sanford Child Development Center. She always had a smile. Prayers to the entire family.

  11. Wilf and Eleanor Giesbrecht says:

    So very sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you Norm and your family.

  12. Sherry Woods says:

    My sympathy to all of Joy’s family, I remember going to school with her lovely lady!!

  13. Julie Byron says:

    Dear Norman and family,
    I was so very saddened when Minda told me about Joy’s passing. Such a beautiful soul that God welcomed to heaven. Joy was such a lady that lived up to her name! I remember from years ago how her smile was so beautiful. Prayers of comfort to each of you… Julie

  14. Dolly Kainz-Ault says:

    So sorry to see this, Margie. My prayers are with you and the rest of Joy’s family.

  15. Larry Fischer says:

    Am remembering the good times we had when you and Norman live in LaMoure. You will be missed. My deepest sympathy to the family.

  16. carol steuck says:

    Margie, Paul, and Larry and family

    So very sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you.

    The Grygla Senior Citizens Club

  17. Rod Koch says:

    We will all miss Joy’s smile and love. Prayers and blessings from the Koch Family

  18. rosemary mcdougall says:

    Your mother is dancing with Jesus….I can only imagine.

  19. Wendy Murach, Quast says:

    Sorry to hear! Thoughts n prayers to the family !!

  20. Paula Duval says:

    I will always have a very special place in my heart. I used to work with Joy when she worked in the Operating Room. Not only was she a hard worker, she was kind caring and professional. May God wrap his loving arms around all of the family during this difficult time. Hugs and prayers.
    Paula Duval

  21. Dave and Patty Chandler says:

    Norm and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Joy was a sweet gentle soul. She will be missed by all who knew her.

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