Enid C. Olson, 94, of Oberon, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at the Benedictine Living Center in Garrison. Funeral services will be Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at 11 a.m., at Calvary Lutheran Church in Oberon, with Pastor Natasha Woitzel-Kolles and Pastor Jeff Hoverson officiating. Burial will be in the spring at Antelope Valley Lutheran Cemetery, rural Oberon. Visitation will be today, Jan. 16, from 4 to 7:30 p.m., with a 7:30 p.m. prayer service at Nelson Funeral Home in Maddock.
Enid Catherine Lace was born Jan. 11, 1920, on the family farm north of Northfield, Minn., the daughter of Irving and Laura (Shellenbarger) Lace. She attended the District 74 rural school and graduated from Northfield High School. Enid graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield with Latin and English concentrations. She taught eight years in Minnesota high schools: Red Lake Falls, Excelsior and Red Wing.
Enid and Carl Olson were married in a garden ceremony at her parents' farm Sept. 22, 1951. The couple lived and farmed on the Olson farm near Oberon and were the parents of daughters Laurel and Betty. After her daughters were in school, Enid taught five years in Oberon. Following Carl's death on July 3, 1979, she remained on the farm for 20 years and later lived near her daughter Betty.
Enid was confirmed and was a longtime member of Antelope Valley Lutheran Church, rural Oberon. She served as organist for many years and was a member of the WELCA. Enid attended local Bible studies, was an avid gardener and letter writer, often pressing flowers to include with her letters. She will be lovingly remembered for her sustaining faith and love of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Grateful for sharing in her life: daughters, Laurel Olson, of Owasso, Okla., and Betty (Dennis) Haakenson, of Minot; a brother, Verne (Dorothy) Lace, of Richfield, Minn.; sisters, Marion Trout, of Pine River, Minn., Lois Lace, of Faribault, Minn., and Patricia Severance, of Asheville, N.C.; sister-in-law, Elda Lace, of Northfield; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband; brothers, Owen, Richard and Wayne Lace; sister-in-law, Gerry Lace; brother-in-law, Gene Trout; and a special cousin, Beth (Bill) Johnson.
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