Obituary for Lorna D. Olson

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Lorna Diane Olson, 72, of La Crosse passed away Friday, December 14, 2018 at Hillview Health Care. She was born on September 26, 1946 to Lloyd and Dorothy (Peterson) Olson. She was baptized and confirmed at Bethel Lutheran Church, La Crosse.
Lorna was an active member of Bethel, teaching Sunday School and Vacation Bible School for many years. She also sang in choir and was on Altar Guild and helped in many ways.
Lorna graduated from La Crosse Logan High School in 1964. She began working as a secretary in the Deans Office, College of HPER at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse on July 1, 1964. She was only 17 so she had to get a work permit, which cost 50 cents before starting work. She transferred to the Deans Office, College of Business Administration, which is where she retired from.
Lorna is survived by her sister, Lois; two special friends, Michael and Sara McCormick; and her Godchildren, Carolyn, Christine, Craig, Jacob, and Maggie. She is also survived by many cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; as well as her aunts; uncles; and some of her cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at Bethel Lutheran Church, 1931 Loomis Street, La Crosse. Pastor Anne Hokenstad will officiate and burial will be in Neshonic Cemetery, West Salem. A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.
The Dickinson Family Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to Bethel Lutheran Church, La Crosse.
Thank you to the staff at Hillview Health Care for the wonderful care given to Lorna. She loved you.
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