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Leona Olson

May 14, 1918 - July 13, 2011


12-1:00 P.M. Thursday, July 21 at Helendale Lutheran Church, rural Leonard N.D.

Funeral Service:

1:00 P.M. Thursday, July 21 at Helendale Lutheran Church, rural Leonard N.D.


Helendale Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural Leonard N.D.


Fredrikson-Boulger Funeral Chapel, Kindred.

Leona Olson

May 14, 1918 - July 13, 2011


LEONA ODELLIS ANN GERMANSON-THOMPSON OLSON, of Walcott, North Dakota, is now at peace and in the hands of the Lord as of Tuesday, July 13, 2011.  Leona was age 93. Born in Richland County, North Dakota, May 14, 1918, to the Germanson-Thompson Family, going to school at Owego, Ranson County, Leona became a lovely strong Norwegian Woman who loved God, her family and the land where she farmed for many years with her husband, Gordon L. Olson.  Leona and Gordon married on September 18, 1937 and bought a farm in Walcott, N.D.   

Leona’s true passion and dedication was serving as a Member of the Congregation and WELCA Committee (“Ladies’ Aide”) of Helendale Lutheran Church, Leonard, N.D.   She worked hard as farmer in Walcott; took on a gardening position at Shotwells in Fargo, where she loved flowers so – she became a proud proprietor, along with Gordon, of Lee’s Greenhouse on their farm; became an expert quilt-maker; and, most of all, a wonderful Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great/Great Great-Grandmother who made known and stated to her family just days ago:  “I love you all!”  

Leona will always be our “Norwegian Beauty.”

Leona’s surviving family is daughter, Lois (Rickie) Olson Masis Weinman; son-in-law, Robert Weinman; one granddaughter, Lisa Renee Olson Trumbly; Granddaughters, Jamie Renee Trumbly Hansen and Bailey Ann Trumbly; Great-Great Grandson, Joseph Joel Hansen, who is shared in the picture.  Family that preceded Leona is her loving husband: Gordon L. Olson; grandson, Roger L. Olson; son-in-law, Bruce L. Olson; and son-in-law Hector L. Masis.  May they now live in eternity together!


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  1. Jamie Hansen (1st Great Granddaughter) says:

    Windsor caMy Dear Sweet Golden Grams,

    I miss you dearly. You have impacted my life greatly. You have instilled morals and values that will not be forgotten and have help mold me to who I am today. You once told me that you are glad I am an “Old Soul,” for it makes it so my heart is open to enjoy spending time with elders. And it is TRUE because it gave me the ability to appreciate and breathe in the wonderful things you and grandpa taught me and I loved spending my time with you both.

    I see a lot of you in me and I love that. You gave me the gift of loving nature, sewing, crafts, cooking, loving God and being a women that does it all for her family. You were a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great great grandmother.

    I love you “My Golden Grams!” I wish I could go to the mailbox and find your notes or cards you would send me. I would lightly laugh and it would put a smile on my face to find the $5 dollars you sent me TAPED inside the card. I love that small little detail of you taping the money (as if you were worried it might fall out and I might not see it-Clever girl!).

    I hold my Bible you gave to me closely & the note you wrote me stays TAPED inside. I can still hear your Norwegian accent clearly in my head & you speaking in your Norwegian tongue to me. I am glad I captured you on video teaching things and telling me stories. I will treasure this.

    I love you endlessly. You are special to me! I want you BACK and wish I was still out on the farm playing with the animals or helping you hang laundry on the clothes line or digging through your craft stuff to make a new quilt or project. Life was good with you in it and I will forever miss you.

    Love your granddaughter jamie

  2. Lisa Olson says:

    Words cannot express the deep hurt I endure due to the loss of my Grandma. She is and always will be my Norwegian Beauty.

    I Love Her So and Endlessly, Lisa

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