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Donna LouVernice Olson

December 28, 1929 - January 7, 2018

Donna LouVernice Olson, 88, of Hibbing, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Guardian Angels in Hibbing. A funeral service will be held Friday, January 12, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hibbing. Visitation will be held Thursday, January 11 at Range Funeral Home in Hibbing from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Friday, January 12th at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church at 12:00 noon. Pastor Kevin Olson will officiate. Burial will be at Maple Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Hibbing.

Donna was born December 28, 1929 in Twin Valley, MN to Melvin and Hildur (Bjerkley) Gunderson. She attended school in Twin Valley. Donna married Owen Olson on October 1, 1949. Donna’s life was about her husband and family. There was never a time that you went to visit them when there wasn’t coffee and baked goods. The coffee was always on and the cards were ready to play. She loved to dance, play cards and listen to country music. She also loved Bluejacket wrestling. Donna was a member of the Sons of Norway, the Maple Hill Hall and a lifetime member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin and Hildur; sisters, Elaine, Janice, Adell and Ardis; brother, Jewell; son-in-law, Gordon Betters.

Donna is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Owen; 7 children, Vernice Stalboerger of Hibbing, Cheryl (Stan) Koskela of Hibbing, Karen Frazier of Crosby, MN, Marcia Betters of Hibbing, Amy (Harold) Clark of Virginia, Michael (MaryJo) Olson of Little Falls, MN, David Olson of Chanhassen, MN; 20 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; 1 great great granddaughter; 2 brothers, Wayne (Phyllis) Gunderson, Melvin (Lois) Gunderson Jr.; 3 sisters, Melva Boreen, Shirley (Allen) Thronson, Beverly Williams; special friend, Helen Sabin; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

14 thoughts on “Donna LouVernice Olson”

  1. Timothy Bjorge says:

    Our condolences to the Mike, MaryJo, Macy, and the entire Olson family. May you be left with the precious memories of a loving mother and grandmother. Our deepest sympathy during this time.
    Tim and LaRae Bjorge

  2. Sharon Thompson -Johnson says:

    Dear Owen and family,
    I am so sorry for your sorrow. You have my deepest sympathy. Fond memories of Donna and all of your family when you lived on the farm, near my Mom and Dad. Donna and Mom were great friends.
    Great family.

  3. Delbert L. Wertz says:

    My family is so sorry for your families loss, God Bless to allπŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡

  4. Gary Korsgaden says:

    Prayers of support, strength and comfort go out to the family and friends of Donna. From Gary and Deb Korsgaden, Greg Korsgaden

  5. Gary Korsgaden says:

    Prayers of comfort, support and strength are extended to the family and friends of Donna.

    Signed Deb and Gary Korsgaden, Greg Korsgaden

  6. Michelle Carll says:

    Mike & MaryJo – I am so sorry for your loss, your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Mary Tingblad says:

    Dear Dave and family, I give you my heartfelt condolences on the loss of a great lady! The photograph and touching memories shared in her obituary show what a fine, fun-loving woman your mother was. In this time of grief and stress, hold on to your loving memories, be kind to one another, and know that many people have you and your family in their thoughts and prayers.
    Please let me know if there is anything I can do.
    Sincerely, Mary Tingblad

  8. doug Ploof says:

    Mike, So very sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. She looks like a spunky thing. I believe she may have needed that rolling pin to keep you in line as a kid… My sincerest condolences. Doug Ploof

  9. Mavis Holland says:

    Our Deepest Sympathy in the passing of your Mother. Rick and Mavis Holland

  10. Debbie Guido says:


    So sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. She was so lucky to have such a large, caring family! I’m thinking about you and your family during your loss. Treasure your wonderful memories of mom.

  11. Chelsea Jordan says:

    I just heard about the loss of your mother. Mom’s are superheroes. I pray that you spend time delighting in memories of your time with her. Sending love to you and your family.

  12. Delette Lemon says:

    Dave – i’m so sorry to hear about your Mom passing. You were a great son making sure she was well cared for and safe. Take care!

  13. Torie Fischer Kutz says:

    I’m very sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family.

  14. Sandra Boreen says:

    Deepest Sympathy to the family. We were saddened to here of Donna’s passing. Bruce and Sandra Boreen

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January 12, 2018 at 1:00 PM
Our Savior's Lutheran Church, East 23rd Street, Hibbing, MN, United States

Visitation begins at Range Funeral Home on Thursday from 6:00-8:00 PM and at noon on Friday at the Church.