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Bea Olson, age 87, passed away gracefully at her home in Horseshoe Bay, Texas on Saturday, February 24, 2018.
Bea was born November 7, 1930 to Lynn and Viola Munsell. She was baptized and confirmed in Franklin, MN where she grew up. Bea was a graduate of Mankato State University. She was united in marriage to Dick Olson on December 19, 1954.
Bea was a wonderful mother and teacher. She began teaching elementary school children, then middle school teens and lastly, as a special education teacher at Mankato East High. She was an amazing teacher in the classroom and out. Bea enjoyed bridge, music, plays, and traveling. She especially loved spending time with family and friends. She was active in church, bridge club, the Star Republican Women's organization and enjoyed going to community events.
Bea is survived by daughter and son-in-law Lonnie and Mike Wolle of Farmington MN, daughter Sherry Olson and significant-other Trey Ratliff of Horseshoe Bay TX; grandchildren Brandon and wife Katie Wolle, Nicholas Wolle and fiancé Jenny Leovan, and Sarah Wolle; great grandchildren Bryce Wolle, Layla Wolle, and Wyatt Wolle. Bea was preceded in death by her husband Dick Olson after 55 years of marriage.
Texas services and reception will be Monday, March 5 from 4-7pm at Quail Point in Horseshoe Bay. Services in Minnesota include a Visitation Thursday, March 8 from 4-7pm at Bethlehem Lutheran Church and Memorial service Friday, March 9 at 11am at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Mankato, Minnesota.
In lieu of flowers family prefers donations, in honor of Bea Olson, to Hill Country Memorial Hospice (PO Box 1339, Fredericksburg TX 78624).
Published on March 1, 2018
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