|Myrtle T. Olson, 99|
|Written by TRF Times|
Greenbush - Myrtle Theressa Olson, 99, died on Monday, October 10, 2005 at the Greenbush Community Nursing Home in Greenbush.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, October 15 at the United Free Lutheran Church of Greenbush, with Pastor Ken Hart officiating. Interment was held at Zion Lutheran Cemetery of rural Greenbush.
Myrtle Theressa Olson was born on February 1, 1906 in Barnett Township, near Greenbush, to Tom and Mary (Peterson) Nelson. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Zion Lutheran church and attended school at the District 61 Evergreen School.
Myrtle grew to womanhood in the Greenbush community and following school worked on the family farm, cooked in the threshing fields, worked as a housekeeper in a hotel in Warroad and also worked in both Duluth and Minneapolis for a number of years in housekeeping. Myrtle was united in marriage to John Olson on July 29, 1936 in Duluth and the two made their home in Cotton for 10 years.
She and John moved to their farm west of Greenbush in 1948 and continued to make their home there until John passed away in 1960. Shortly after John’s death, Myrtle built and moved into a house in Greenbush where she resided for a short period before moving to the Twin Cities area. Myrtle retired in 1971 and moved back to the Greenbush community and lived the life of a retiree until moving to the Greenbush community nursing home in 1999.
Myrtle was a member of Zion Lutheran church and Zion Ladies aid. She was very fond of knitting, embroidering and handiwork and especially enjoyed, throughout her life, working on the farm with her animals.
Myrtle is survived by seven nephews; seven nieces; three great-nieces; four great nephews; and many other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; four brothers, Obert, Arthur, Melvin, and Gehard Nelson; two sisters, Hilda Foss and Hjordis Penas; and one nephew, Robbie Nelson.