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Virginia Olsen, 91

Aug 21, 2011

Virginia Olsen

Frost – Virginia Olsen, age 91, of Frost, died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care center, Blue Earth.

Funeral Services were held Aug. 16, 2011, at United Lutheran Church in Frost. The Rev. Karl Rydholm officiated. Burial was in United Lutheran Cemetery, Frost. Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service was in charge of arrangements.

Virginia was born Aug. 26, 1919, at Pilot Grove, the daughter of Lewis and Ane (Egeland) Sebby. She was raised and educated in the Pilot Grove, Blue Earth, and later Frost schools where she was part of the first graduating class of Frost High School in 1938. She was married to Arthur L. Olsen on March 23, 1940, at Emerald Church in Frost. She was a homemaker on the family farm west of Frost and was a teachers’ aide as well. She was a longtime member of United Lutheran Church, Frost, where she was active with Ladies Aide and was a 4-H Leader. She enjoyed painting pictures, painting glassware, sewing, gardening, entertaining and traveling. She traveled across the United States and made several trips to Norway and other European countries. She really enjoyed social events with good friends and family at any time through the years.

Virginia is survived by her sons, Steven (Rikke) Olsen, of Owatonna, and Dan (Deb) Olsen, of Blue Earth; daughter, Kathryn Olsen, of Tucson, Ariz.; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband in 1984; sisters, Alma Ryg, Agnes Rosenau, Myrtle Martin, Evelyn Irey and Lenora Underdahl; and brothers, Emil, Archie and Edward Sebby.

Memorial donations are preferred to the St. Luke’s Staff Perks program.

Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com