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Janice Olson - February 18, 2012


Janice Pauline Olson, 77, of Minden, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at the family farm in Kearney County near Minden.
Janice was born July 10, 1934, in Hamilton County. She was the second child of three born to Pete and Ada (Carlson) Larsen.
She attended high school in Hordville and graduated with the Class of 1952. She attended Kearney Teachers College and then taught school at Dual County rural school and Heartwell.
On Nov. 24, 1954, she married Duane Olson in Hastings and they made their home at his farm near Norman, and later near Minden. They had four children, Doug, Greg, Brad, and Darin.
She built a home and family, and devoted her life to them. She ministered help to many that crossed her path or had a need. She was dedicated to her faith and her church, and leaves behind a large church family from all over the continent that will miss her and her quiet strength.
Mom was always doing, working, looking after things. A truly virtuous woman as in Proverbs 31. Look up verse 28: “Her children arise up, and called her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.”
Survivors include her husband, Duane Olson of Minden; sons, Doug and wife, Julie, and Greg and wife, Michelle, all of Alliance, Brad of Lincoln and Darin and wife, Lynnette, of Lincoln; grandchildren, Katrina Young and husband, Tom, of Minden, Jonathan Olson of Alliance, Thomas Olson of Houston, Texas, Philip Olson of Alliance, Brenna Olson, Craig Olson, Scott Olson, and Leah Olson, all of Lincoln; great-grandson, Andrew Young of Minden; sister, Shirley Just of Omaha; and brother, Alan Larsen and wife, Donna, of Ridgecrest, Calif.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Ada Larsen.
Funeral services were Feb. 22 at the Craig Funeral Home in Minden with the Rev. Brian Hannigan officiating.
Burial was in the Minden Cemetery.
Craig Funeral Home of Minden was in charge of arrangements.