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Nora Olwin

August 08, 1930 - March 23, 2018

Funeral Service - Thursday

April 05, 2018
- 10:30 AM with a visitation one hour prior

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo


April 05, 2018

Riverside Cemetery


Boulger Funeral Home

Nora Olwin

August 08, 1930 - March 23, 2018


Nora Ellen Olwin, 87, passed away Friday, March 23, 2018, surrounded by family and under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Nora Ellen Bergan, daughter of Arnt and Hilda (Olson) Bergan was born August 8, 1930 in Borup, Minnesota.  She was raised and educated in the Borup area, graduating from Borup High School.  After graduation, she moved to Fargo where she worked at Pratt & Company for a short time and then the Legion as the secretary.  She was united in marriage to Robert Morrison Olwin on September 20, 1958.  They built a home in north Fargo in 1959 where they raised their family.  They also built a lake home at Rose Lake, MN, where they enjoyed spending their weekends, and then their summers after Robert retired.

Family was very important to Nora.  She took great pride in being a stay-at-home mom and being active in the lives of her children, whether it was being a Den Mother for Cub Scouts, a Girl Scout Leader for Brownies or moral support for any school, church or sporting event.  Nora enjoyed spending her free time reading, doing cross-word puzzles, working on cross-stich and Hardanger embroidery projects, sewing, working on genealogy and visiting with family.  She was very proud of being part of a military family and was a supporter of the various Veteran and Military organizations.  Nora accomplished whatever she set her mind to including: refinishing furniture, reupholstering couches and chairs, making curtains for the home and lake cabin and sewing wedding attire (wedding dresses, tuxes, and brides-maid dresses) for all of her granddaughters’ Barbie dolls.

Nora loved being a grandmother and especially enjoyed when the grandchildren stayed with them at the lake cabin.  She always made sure that they did something fun and memorable.

Grateful for having shared her life are: son, Brian (Renae), Eagan, MN; daughter, Paula (Wayne) Dosch, Bismarck; son, Craig (Diane), Fargo; grandchildren: Shawn Olwin; Brianna (Jim) Krause, Erinn and Mikaela Dosch; six step-grandchildren: Joshua Dahlgren, John Dahlgren, Gina Deibel, Summer Sutcliffe, Chelsea Sutcliffe and Jared Sutcliffe; sixteen step-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law: Jeanne Wigner, Jacksonville, FL; sister-in-law, Ruth (Richard) Fabian, Jackson, MI; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert in 2011; parents, Arnt and Hilda Bergan; sister and brother-in-law, Helma and Gus Mayer; sister and brother-in-law, Hattie and Floyd Erickson; sister, Arlene Bergan; niece, Holly Grinde; sister-in-law Alice Hoke and brother-in-law Robert Wigner.

There will be a funeral service at 10:30 AM on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo with a visitation one hour prior.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice.   


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5 responses to “Nora Olwin”

  1. Karen Gilbertson Schultz says:

    To Nora’s family:

    My dad, Edgar Gilbertson, was your Grandma Hilma’s much younger brother. You don’t know me, but I knew your mom a little bit. My mom and I visited her and your dad a few times during his final years, Your mom and dad came to my mom’s 85th birthday (10 years ago now); your mom said, “We had to come; you are the only aunt we have left.” Yet your folks and mine were more like cousins in age.

    My dad’s been gone a long time, and my mom passed away (age 95) just under a year ago, in May 2017. I talked with your mom then, to let her know. I knew she wasn’t well enough to come to the funeral. I was sorry to hear of her passing. You have my sympathy and, thinking back to last year at this this time, I think I know a bit about how it has been for you these last weeks. It’s really hard to lose your mom–she’s always been there, and it seems wrong to not have her around.

    I pray God will comfort you in your loss. But think of the reunions going on in heaven right now!

  2. Mike holen says:

    Sorry for your loss. She was a great den mother. Mike holen

  3. Jane Loomis says:

    Craig and family, Sorry to hear about your Mother. Your in my thoughts.

  4. Carlein Boags says:

    My name isCarlein. I am a Bible teacher. I am sorry for your loss. A scripture that has given me much comfort is Revelation 21.4 which promises that one day death shall be no more. I hope this truth brings you comfort also.

  5. Janice Wigner/Mcmahon says:

    The Wigner family thanks you…for sharing her with us all these years… the smiles she shared with all were straight from her heart ! We miss the family greatly and wish we were able to be with all of you at this time… sending much love & many prayers…

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