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Sandra Kathleen Olson

June 26, 1945 October 8, 2018
Sandra Kathleen Olson
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Obituary for Sandra Kathleen Olson

Sandra Kathleen Olson 73, of Lake Mills, IA, passed away at her home in Lake Mills, Monday, October 08, 2018, surrounded by her family.

Memorial service will be 4 PM Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Salem Lutheran Church, 401 S Lake Street, Lake Mills, IA 50450, with Pastor Joel L. Guttormson officiating.

Sandra’s family will meet and greet friends 5-7 PM Friday evening at Mittelstadt Funeral Home, 902 East Main Street, Lake Mills, IA 50450 and again one prior to the service.

Inurnment will take place at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in rural Thompson, IA at a later date.

The family would like to suggest that memorial be directed to Hospice of North Iowa, 232 2nd Street SE, Mason City, IA 50401.

Sandra was born June 26, 1945 to Selmer and Katherine (Click) Folven in Buffalo Center Iowa, the youngest of five children. Sandra was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Thompson, Iowa. She attended Lake Mills Community School and graduated in 1963.

Sandra met Harlan Olson in Crystal Lake. They were married November 3, 1963 at a Lutheran Church in Northwood, Iowa. They made their home in Lake Mills and had two beautiful daughters.

Sandra’s love of children extended to babysitting neighborhood children in addition to raising her own girls. While living west of Lake Mills she worked at the Tavern in Scarville for her dad while helping Harlan out on the farm. Sandra would often go to the sale barn and could be seen taking calves home in the backseat of the car. She began working at the Lake Mills Care Center as a cook after the family had moved to Lake Mills. She was regarded as a “favorite” cook to many of the residents and staff. Many also recall her time as a co-manager at Corner Stop in the pizza department where she did bookwork.

Her most treasured moments included the time she spent with family. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, bowling, horseback riding, knitting, crocheting, playing cards and Bunco. She was a very talented seamstress, knitter, and crocheter, who was able to make anything with or without a pattern. An accomplished baker and cook, she enjoyed sharing her talents by teaching other her craft.

Sandra died in her home surrounded by family while under the care of Hospice of North Iowa. She was fortunate to be able to visit with many of her dearest friends and family in the final days of her life. This was Sandra’s third battle with cancer after having beaten the disease twice before.

Sandra is survived by Harlan her husband of nearly 55 years. Her daughters; Holly (Tim) Corrigan of Twin Bridges, MT, Jodi (Darin) Ruud of Lakeville, MN, Grandchildren; Trevor Willert of Lake Mills, IA, Katie Corrigan of Dillan, MT, Jacob Corrigan of Dillan, MT, Benjamin Corrigan of Twin Bridges, MT, Erika Corrigan of Butte, MT, her brother David Folven of Erie, CO, and was also blessed by having many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Selmer and Katherine Folven, brothers; Mason Folven, Merlin Folven and sister Patricia (Folven) Tenold, mother and father in law Elmer and Beulah (Jacobson) Olson.

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5:00 PM 10/12/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 10/12/2018 7:00:00 PM
Mittelstadt Funeral Home

902 East Main Street
Lake MIlls, Iowa 50450

Mittelstadt Funeral Home
902 East Main Street Lake MIlls 50450 Iowa
United States

Memorial Service




4:00 PM 10/13/2018 4:00:00 PM
Salem Lutheran Church

401 South Lake Street Lake Mills, Iowa 50450
Lake Mills, IA 50450

Salem Lutheran Church
401 South Lake Street Lake Mills, Iowa 50450 Lake Mills 50450 IA
United States

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