Helen Frances Olson passed away on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, at Carefree Living in Brainerd. She was born February 9, 1933, to Alvin and Lora (Lurli) Shouse in Louisville, Kentucky. Helen met and married Vernon Olson on September 15, 1951, when he was in the military stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky. They eventually moved back to Minnesota where Vernon's family lived. Helen was preceded in death by her son, Stephen, her granddaughter, Shelby Pavlacky, and her great granddaughters, Victoria Pavlacky and Rose Wilkins. She is survived by her children, Vicky Pavlacky, Vernon Bryan Olson, Bradley Olson, Karin Olson and Leslie (Marty) Glenn; 14 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren with another one to be born in October; and her two sisters, Doris Oliver and Mildred Gordon of Jeffersonville, Indiana.
Services will be at Kline Funeral Home Pequot Lakes on Sunday, September 16, 2018, with visitation from 11 to noon, and services and luncheon from noon to 2.