Darlene Mae Olson, of Mora, died on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at the Milaca Elim Home in Milaca. She was 81 years old.

She was born on Jan. 1, 1938, to Helmer and Emma Hermanson of Mora. She met a wonderful man, Donald J. Olson, and they were united in marriage. As a young couple they spent some time in Washington state, then moved back to Mora to take care of her husband’s family farm. They resided on the Olson farm north of Mora where they lived a lifelong love affair.

In her younger years she enjoyed traveling. She especially enjoyed traveling to the west coast, but the Olson farm was her home. She loved cats, crafting, quilting, playing cards and most of all loved time with her grandkids and great-grandkids, making a special place in her heart for each and every one.

She was preceeded in death by parents; Helmer and Emma Hermanson, husband; Donald Olson, son; Richard Olson, granddaughter; Crystal Hermanson, brothers; Lester and Ronald Hermanson.

She is survived by her children; Rita VonRueden of Mora, Duane (Debbie) Hermanson of Isanti, grandchildren; Tasha (Ryan) Kuhlman, Cassie (Travis) Peterson, Bailey (Travis) VonRueden, Michael VonRueden, Jesse Huron, Daniel Hermanson and Rose (Victor) Goettl, great-grand kids; Brodie Kuhlman, Maverick Kuhlman, Ryah Kuhlman, Myles Kuhlman, and several loving relatives.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 12, 2019 at Methven Funeral Home in Mora with visitation from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. prior to services.

Arrangements provided by Dresser-Methven Funeral and Cremation Services.

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