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Christine Kregger Olson 1866-1937


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 6/3/2012 at 22:55:50

Mrs. Olson is Called; Rites Mon.
Resident of Estherville For Sixteen Years; Housekeeping at John C. Lilley Home Six Years
Mrs. O.P. Olson,. 70, housekeeper at the J. C. Lilley, chief of police, home for more than six years, passed away Friday night in the Coleman hospital after an illness of several weeks. Mrs. Olson was in poor health for many years suffering with heart trouble but her condition did not become critical until a few weeks ago.

Funeral service were held Monday afternoon at 1:30 at the Methodist Episcopal church with the Rev. F.W. Ortmyer in charge. Burial was in the cemetery at Terril. Mrs. C.P. Mauck and Miss Nadine Butcher sang three sons, “Beautiful Isle of the Somewhere,” “Going Down the Valley,” and “Safe in the Arms of Jesus.” Pall bearers were her three sons, Tom Olson of Okoboji, Lou Olson of Austin, MInn., and Peter Olson of Newton, her grandson, Dale Farguson of this city, her nephew, Thorval Damm of Windom, Minn. and John C. Lilley.

Born in Denmark
Mrs. Olson’s passing will be genuinely mourned by all those who knew her for during her busy years in raising a family, she, in the capacity of a practical nurse gave freely of her time and energy to those in need.

She is survived by her husband and three sons, one daughter, Mrs. Katherine Farguson of Spencer, eleven grandchildren, one great grandchild, a sister, Mrs. Marie Damm of Windom, Minn., and a brother, Chris Kregger of Minneapolis. An adopted son preceded her in death several years ago.

Christine Kregger Olson was born in Schleswig, Holstein Provident of Denmark on June 10, 1866. She came to this county in the year 1885 and settled in Shelby county where she was united in marriage to O.P. Olson. They made their home there for eight years then located in Terril, at which place they lived for many years, moving to Estherville sixteen years ago. She has resided here ever since going to the Lilley home six years ago as a nurse to care for Mrs. Lilley and her mother, who have both passed away. Since their death she has remained at the Lilley home as a housekeeper.

Many at Funeral
Many out of town relatives and friends were present at the funeral service. Among them were Mr. and Mrs. Chris Kregger of Dawson, MInn., Mr. and Mrs. Thoval Damm, Mrs. Jim Welton, Mrs. C.R. Peterson, Mrs. Bert Olson, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Anderson, Mrs. Art Nelson and C.B. Anderson all of Windom, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Gibson of Fort Dodge, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Gibson of Spencer, Mr. and Mrs. John Dunean of Dickens, Mr. and Mrs. Emerson and Mrs. Roy Smith of Okoboji, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Chapman, Mr. and MRs. Henry Lofblom and Mrs. August Schnell of Terril, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Olson and daughter of Okoboji, Mr. and Mrs. Lou Olson of Austin, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Peter Olson and family of Newton and Mrs. Katherine Farguson and daughters of Spencer. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, January 12, 1937)


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