Leslie Olson Obituary

Leslie Ann Olson
Leslie Ann Olson

June 13, 1957 - May 18, 2017
Born in Tracy, MN
Resided in Lake Park, MN


Leslie Ann Olson, 59 , of Lake Park, MN, passed away on Thursday, May 18th in her home at Lake Park. Leslie Ann Elder was born to Forrest and Lois (Turner) Elder on June 13, 1957 in Tracy, MN, and baptized at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Leslie started school in Wisconsin and went to 2-5th grade at St. Mark's Catholic School in Shakopee, where she was confirmed.

In 1968, the Elders moved to Lake Park. Leslie was active in sports and cheerleading. She graduated from high school in 1975. She married Danny Olson at Cormorant Lutheran Church in 1976. They settled down on a farm south of Lake Park and had two children, Ryan and Robyn. Leslie worked as an administrative assistant, including 10 years for Judge Jim O'Gorman in Detroit Lakes and the past 13 years for M-State in Moorhead.

Leslie embraced the roles of mother and grandma, being involved in the children's school and 4-H activities, including coaching for the 4-H softball team. Leslie also treasured extended family and many friends whom she considered family. If you were to look for Leslie on any given Sunday, you'd find her at Turtle Lake.

Leslie is survived by her husband, Danny; children, Ryan (Carly) Olson, and Robyn (Jason) Madson; grandchildren, Brady and Casey Mann, Brooklyn and Cody Madson, Gracie and Maks Olson; parents, Forrest and Lois Elder; siblings, Kristin (Rich) Sellentine, Klark (Cristi) Elder, and Scott (Edna) Elder, and many nieces and nephews. She is preceeded in death by her grandparents, Merle and Viola Turner, Louis and Lucille Elder; father-in-law, Ardean Olson; brothers-in-law, Dean Olson and Dennis Olson.

Memorial Gathering: Tuesday, May 23, 2017, from 5:00-7:00PM with a prayer service at 7:00PM at Cormorant Lutheran Church, 14314 Co Hwy 4, Lake Park, MN.

Memorial Service: Wednesday, May 24th, 2017, at 11:00AM at Cormorant Lutheran Church.

Burial: Wednesday, May 24th, 2017, at Cormorant Lutheran Church Cemetery immediately following services.


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Memorial Gathering
Cormorant Lutheran Church
14314 County Highway 4
Lake Park, MN 56554
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Memorial Service
Cormorant Lutheran Church
14314 County Highway 4
Lake Park, MN 56554
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
11:00 AM
Cormorant Lutheran Church Cemetery
14314 County Hwy 4 Lake Park, MN 56554
Lake Park, MN 56554
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
12:00 PM