Mary Olson

April 4, 1942-Jan. 3, 2020

Mary Olson, 77, Minot,

ND, passed away Friday,

January 3, 2020, at her


Mary was born April 4,

1942, the daughter of

James and Blanche (Wil-

son) Finke, in Minot, ND.

She was raised and edu-

cated in Donnybrook, ND,

graduating from Don-

nybrook High School in


She was a devoted

mother of two children,

who worked in the in-

surance industry.

Mary married James J.

Olson May 22, 1981. They

made their home in


Jim passed away May

22, 2000. She continued

to live in Minot where she

worked at Ridddle’s


Mary was a member of

St. Mark’s Lutheran

Church, Minot, ND.

She enjoyed gardening.

Surviving family in-

cludes: children, Deborah

Sunde, Minot, ND and

Ron (Corinne) Christo-

pherson, Minot; stepchil-

dren, Mary “Judy” (Bob)

Evanson, Scottsdale, AZ

and Harry Olson,

Phoenix, AZ; 9 grandchil-dren; 20

great-grandchildren; sis-

ters, Faye (Wayne) Jensen,

Rugby, ND, Joyce Pearson,

Minot, Margie (Roger)

Emens, Idaho;

brother-in-law, Tom Pear-

son, Donnybrook; and

numerous nieces,

nephews and cousins

Mary was preceded in

death by: her parents;

husband, Jim Olson and

an infant sister, Elizabeth.

Private family services

were held.

Those wishing to sign

the online register and

share memories may ac-

cess the online obituaries

section at www.thompson


Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral Home, Minot, ND