Maxine Lynette May ‘Mickie’ Olson, 64

Published 10:53 am Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Maxine Lynette May ‘Mickie’ Olson, 64

Maxine Lynette May ‘Mickie’ Olson, 64

Maxine Lynette May “Mickie” Olson, 64, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, at her home after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis.

Mickie was born April 26, 1952, in Austin to Maxine (Erdman) and Llewellyn Hansen. She graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in art, and also graduated from fashion school in 1973.

While working in a Jewish nursing home, she met the love of her life, Alfred Olson and they were married on Feb. 14, 1983. Mickie was a member of Living Bible Church. She enjoyed dancing, skydiving, decorating the house for holidays, and collecting all things Johnny Depp.

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Mickie loved being a mother, going to school events, and spending time with family. Even while battling MS for years, she managed to keep in good spirits and remained a good wife and mother until the end.

Survivors include her husband, Al Olson; five children, Shawn Olson married to Lola Olson, Aaron Olson married to Bobbi-Jo Helgeson, Jessica Olson married to Dee Salois, Shannon McFarland married to Justin McFarland, and Phillip Olson; nine grandchildren, Brandon, Laney, Lexi, Evan, Lacey, Aiden, Noah, Lily, and Jaimeson.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Maxine and Llewellyn Hansen.

Memorial services will be held 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, at Living Bible Church with Rev. Paul Juntunen officiating. The family will greet friends at a reception following the service at 3:45 pm.

Flowers and condolences may be sent to the church, 301 Fourth St. SW, Austin, Minnesota, 55912.

Angels on your pillows, Mom!

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