In Memory

Loraine Jenson (Olson)

Loraine J. Olson 
Loraine J. Olson, 72, Grand Forks, ND, died Thursday, January 14, 2016 at the University of Minnesota Medical Center
Loraine Jean Jenson was born November 26, 1943 in Minot, ND the daughter of Oscar and May (McFarlen) Jenson. She was raised and educated in Minot and graduated from Minot High School in 1961, then worked for Westlie Motors in Minot. 
Loraine married Darell Olson on July 1, 1962 at Christ Lutheran Church in Minot. They moved to Grand Forks in 1965 where they raised three children. Loraine worked at the University of North Dakota Medical School for 25 years before her retirement in 2004. 
Loraine enjoyed planting flowers, baking, quilting, taking photographs and shopping. She also enjoyed spending winter months in Mesa, AZ and occasional trips to Las Vegas. 
Loraine is survived by her husband, Darell, Grand Forks; children, Scott (Janean) Olson, West Bend, WI, Mark (Tammie) Olson, Bloomington, MN and Janel (Rob) Petrick, Grand Forks; grandchildren, Tyler, Spencer, Ryan, Blake, Cassandra, Brandon, Travis and Macaela; brothers, Wesley (Shirley) Jenson, South Padre Island, TX, Bill (Barb) Jenson, Minot, ND; and a sister Vera (Smokey) Wright, Minot, ND. 
Loraine was preceded in death by her parents and by her siblings, Melvin and Janice. 
Loraine's family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and caregivers at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. 
Funeral Services will be 10:30 AM Tuesday, January 19, 2016 in University Lutheran Church of Grand Forks. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM with a 7:00 PM Prayer Service in Amundson Funeral Home of Grand Forks. Visitation will continue for the hour before the service in the church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery of Grand Forks. Memorials are asked to be directed to University Lutheran Church of Grand Forks. Arrangements are with Amundson Funeral Home of Grand Forks, ND.

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01/21/16 04:08 PM #1    

Karen Guy (Krueger)

It seems like only yesterday that we were kids @ Longfellow School. Then we graduated from Minot High School and never saw each other again. Old friends become memories but never forgotten. Rest in peace Lorraine.

01/23/16 07:34 PM #2    

Scott Huff

Even though life robs us of our breath and takes the light from our eyes, love never ends. It is eternal in the lives of loved ones and in heaven. I am remembering Loraine from our shared Minot Daze and in my prayers. As you journey on before us, go with the confidence of a life well lived, and go in peace. Scott


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