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    Viking - Clarice L. Olson, 90, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 at Oakland Park Communities, Thief River Falls.
    Funeral service were held Saturday, Nov. 10 at Zion Lutheran Church, Viking, with Rev. Mary Lundquist officiating. Casket bearers included Dave Hansen, Duane Hansen, Chuck Barr and Burdell Engen.  Interment was held at Viking Cemetery, Viking.
    Clarice Lenore Hansen was born June 5, 1922 in Viking, the daughter of Lonnie and Emma (Bjornrud) Hansen. She attended rural school and graduated from Newfolden High School in 1939.
    On Oct. 20, 1940, Clarice was united in marriage to Roy William Olson.  The couple lived near Thief River Falls for one year before moving back to the family farm in Viking Township. They farmed until retirement in 1980. In 1985, Roy passed away. In 1992, she sold the homestead and moved into Thief River Falls where she has since resided.  Clarice continued to spend winters in Arizona.
    She loved to read and was the happiest when traveling. She also loved cats, and had a large collection of   cat figurines.
    She is survived by children: Constance Donaldson, Rochester, N.Y., and Karolyn Nelson, Lakeville; grandchildren: Judy (partner Kevin Volo) Wolf, Clinton, N.Y.; Andrea (Jeff) Macaluso, Berwyn, Pa., and Theresa Kemnitz, Morgan; great-grandchildren: Charles Macaluso, Olivia Macaluso, Jennifer Kemnitz, Becky Kemnitz and Max Volo; several nieces and nephews.
    Clarice is preceded in death by her husband; parents; infant sister: Lenore; brothers: Lloyd and Ansel Hansen; grandson-in-law: Ken Kemnitz; son-in-law: Marvin Nelson; and Ole (Clarice and Roy’s beloved cat).
    Family condolences may be sent at www.johnsonfuneralservice.com.    A00003B2012NV14