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Verna Mae Olson

April 14, 1943 — March 29, 2021

Verna Mae (Kessler) Olson of Fargo, ND, passed away on Monday, March 29, 2021, at age 77 after a courageous battle with lung cancer.  Verna was born in Harvey, ND on April 14, 1943, to Samuel and Clara (Engel) Kessler.

 

She is survived by her:

 

  • Children – Susannah Olson of Dilworth, MN; Patty (Olson) Cheney of Phoenix, AZ; and Harley Olson of Fargo, ND;

 

  • Siblings – Gordon Kessler of Wolverton, MN; Ralph (Barbara) Kessler of Horace, ND; and Wanda (Roger) Meyer of West Fargo, ND;

 

  • Grandchildren: Nathan McLaughlin, Leo Olson, Bethany (Kyle) Prashek, Alexandra (Matthew) Cantrell, Samantha Olson, and Sabrina Olson

 

  • Great-grandchildren: Hanna Cantrell and Nicholas Cantrell.

 

She was preceded in death by her:

 

  • parents;
  • granddaughter, Angela Richards; and,
  • great-grandson, Jason Richards.

 

Verna graduated from Moorhead Tech in 1986 with a diploma in general secretary.  She also worked as a waitress and bartender in the past but her true calling was telephone sales, which she was very good at and did for many years.  She enjoyed spending time with family, playing cards, dice and  bingo.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, April 2, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Wright Funeral Home - Moorhead

605 2nd Ave S, Moorhead, MN 56560

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Service

Sunday, April 2, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Wright Funeral Home - Moorhead

605 2nd Ave S, Moorhead, MN 56560

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Cemetery

Sunday, April 2, 2023

Riverside Cemetery, Fargo

2102 5th St S, Fargo, ND 58103

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