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Lydia M. Olson

Lydia M. Olson

Lydia Olson, age 86 of Osakis passed away on Thursday evening, March 21, 2019 at the Bethany on the Lakes in Alexandria, MN.

On April 17, 1932 a baby girl was born to Edwin and Estella (Bakken) Brendmoe at their home in Todd County, MN. They named her Lydia Mavis and she was their only daughter and grew up with her brother, Ernest. She attended Osakis High School and graduated with the Class of 1951. After high school, Lydia attended the beauty school in St. Cloud, MN. She became a hair stylist and worked at a shop she operated in Milaca, MN. On July 29, 1967 Lydia was united in marriage to Ole Olson at the Salem Lutheran Church in rural Osakis, MN. They made their home in Osakis and Lydia opened a beauty shop in Osakis. They had two children, a son and a daughter. Lydia attended both Salem and Elim Lutheran churches throughout her long life, and especially loved to help with the quilt projects for the missions with the ladies from Salem. She was a talented seamstress and known for her pleasant disposition and ready smile. She was an excellent baker who could make delicious sugar cookies and Norwegian treats like flatbread and lefse. She was a loving and doting mother and grandma who will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Lydia is survived by her children, Dale Olson of Alexandria and Denise (Jason) Kleve of Osakis; 6 grandchildren, Samantha (Brendon) Scott, Emily Kleve, Ben, Owen, Reva and Isabel Olson; a brother, Ernest Brendmoe of Osakis. Preceding her in death are her parents and her husband, Ole Olson who died in 1999.

Funeral services for Lydia were held on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Elim Lutheran Church with Rev. Lindell Quam officiating. Musicians are Juanita Klukken and Dorte Hagen. Interment is at the church cemetery with honorary bearers, Paul Skavdal, Delores Gillan and Ina Larson. Active casketbearers were Sam Larson, Carmen Sorenson, Howard Haider, Alden Johnson, John Johnson and Jim Johnson. Arrangements by Roy-Hetland Funeral Home, Osakis, MN