Cover photo for Marilyn F. Olson's Obituary
Marilyn F. Olson Profile Photo
1942 Marilyn 2023

Marilyn F. Olson

March 24, 1942 — August 29, 2023

Marilyn F. Olson, 81, of Breckenridge, MN, passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, at Pioneer Care in Fergus Falls, MN.  Her celebration of life is set for 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 9, 2023, at Joseph Vertin and Sons Funeral Home, Breckenridge, MN.  There will be visitation one hour prior.  

Marilyn Florence Swenson was born in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, on March 24, 1942, to Carl and Muriel (Smith) Swenson.  She grew up in Fergus Falls, and attended school there.

On July 15, 1961, she was united in Marriage to Duane Olson at the Zion Lutheran Church in Fergus Falls.  After they were wed, they made their home in Breckenridge, MN.  The couple would be blessed with three children, Allan, Stacy, and Jodi.

Marilyn began her working career at Mindak Farmers Coop.  She would later work as a CNA, then at Walmart as a greeter.  She enjoyed being around people.  Marilyn was one to not judge others, she had friends of all ages and walks of life.

She was very strong in her faith.  Marilyn shined the light of Jesus throughout her whole life.  She loved teaching others about God’s word in her Sunday School Class.  At Easter and Christmas, Marilyn would write poems about Jesus’ love, and would submit them to the Daily News for all to see. 

Christmas was Marilyn’s favorite holiday.  She would wildly decorate her home and host the family meal.  Family was important to Marilyn, and she enjoyed her time with them. 

While Marilyn was “everyone’s grandma”, she was more affectionately known as Grandma Mickey by her grandkids.  She provided a sense of comfort that was beyond measure.  With her strong faith and comforting personality, people were just drawn to her.  She will be forever missed.

Marilyn is survived by her children, Allan (Linda) Olson, Stacy Burhans, and Jodi Olson; grandchildren, Jamie (Sheila) Olson, Misty Bjerken, Dustin Olson, and Collinda Olson; great-grandchildren, Harper, Madison, Dakota, Brave, Roman, and Marisol.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Muriel; husband Duane; sisters, Audrey Umhauer, and Gloria Pazdernik.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Marilyn F. Olson, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, September 9, 2023

9:00 - 10:00 am (Central time)

Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home

303 North Fifth Street, Breckenridge, MN 56520

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Celebration of Life

Saturday, September 9, 2023

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

Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home

303 North Fifth Street, Breckenridge, MN 56520

Livestreaming for this event will be available.

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 1350

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree