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Lorinda Olson - May 16, 2012


Lorinda Maxine Olson, 94, passed away May 16, 2012, at the home of her daughter in San Clemente, Calif.
Lorinda was born March 20, 1918, near Axtell to Arthur and Tillie Anderson.
She was baptized and confirmed in Bethany Lutheran Church near Axtell.
She attended rural Kearney County schools and graduated from Minden High School in 1935.
After graduating from high school, she went to Lincoln to find employment where she worked and went to school eventually working for the state of Nebraska. In 1944 she moved to Columbus, Ohio, to work for the ALC Church as secretary of the International Luther League.
On July 24, 1946, she married Warren Olson in Columbus, Ohio, after which they moved to Sparta, Mich., where she lived her entire married life until 2009 when health problems caused her to move and live with her daughter.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 57 years and son, Allen.
She is survived by her sister, Arlene Andersen of Omaha; children, Greg Olson and wife, Joan, of Philadelphia, Pa., Patricia Hadjibabaie and husband, Farhad, of San Clemente, Calif., Clark Olson of Sparta, Mich., Marcia Kawashima and husband, Hidetoshi, of Tochigi, Japan; grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held at Mamreland Lutheran Church in Kent City, Mich.
Interment of ashes was at the Sparta Cemetery following the services.