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Charlotte O. Olson, 93

Sep 23, 2018

Charlotte Olson

Blue Earth- Charlotte Olson of Blue Earth, passed away on Sept. 13, 2018 at the age of 93. Her funeral service was held on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Earth, Rev. Jeanette Bidne officiated. Interment followed in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth. Patton Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements. www.PattonFH.com

Charlotte Ordeanne Espeland was born to Joseph and Hannah (Johnson) Espeland on Oct. 31, 1924 in Rake, Iowa. She was one of eight children. She grew up and attended school in Rake until her family moved to Winnebago. It was there that she met Amos Olson. They were married May 25, 1946 in Blue Earth. Charlotte was a housekeeper for many families in the Blue Earth area. She took pride in cleanliness, especially clean windows and generally keeping things in order. She was often the planner of events, such as family reunions and church affairs. Her daily life was steeped in tradition. One tradition she has passed to her loved ones, is baking Christmas cookies and sharing with her neighbors, family and friends. Charlotte devoted much time to embroidery and stenciling towels and gifts for others. She was also an avid gardener; allowing her ample food to cook for others and canning. In her later years, Charlotte could be found active in the Trinity Lutheran Ladies group or helping at the church food stand at the fair. She also enjoyed her time with the members of the Verona Township chat and sew group. Charlotte loved her family, her church and her community. Her legacy will not be forgotten.

Charlotte is survived by her daughter, Marcia (Doug) Horn of Brooklyn Park; son, Darwin (Sue) Olson of Winnebago; grandchildren, Heidi (Ryan) Quist, Anna (Ian) Bents, Jessica Horn and Jennifer (Casey) Gode; great-grandchildren, Shantel, Ashlyn, Carter, Ava, Owen and Easton; also survived by other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Amos and five-year-old daughter, Cheryl in 1952, and all of her seven siblings.