PEQUOT LAKES — Gloria Dawn Olson, 78, of Pequot Lakes, died on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at Heritage House. Services for Gloria will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at 1 p.m. at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Pequot Lakes, Minn., with a luncheon following at Brenny Funeral Chapel in Pequot Lakes, Minn. Visitation will be held on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at Brenny Funeral Chapel in Pequot Lakes, Minn., from 5-7 p.m. and one hour prior to services on Saturday. Interment will be at Pequot Lakes City Cemetery.
Gloria was born on July 28, 1934, in Groton, S.D., to Lenard and Marie (Lange) Lenling. She attended school in Watertown, S.D. Gloria married Robert Olson on Oct. 29, 1951, in Sioux Falls, S.D. She was a stay home mom and was very active in the church and church choir. Gloria was also a member of the Geritol Frolics and Heartland Squares. She enjoyed bowling, square dancing, singing and caring for her gardens.
Gloria is survived by her husband, Robert; children, Robert Olson Jr., Sandra (Jim) Bach, Kenneth (Nathan) Olson and Penny (Dan) Walters; grandchildren, Jeffrey (Kate) Bach, Jon Bach, Christopher Bach, Robert Olson III, Meghan (Jake) Phillips and Matthew Walters; three great-grandchildren, Clara Phillips, Marcus Bach and Logan Bach; siblings, Linda LasKowski, Jim Lenling, Lester Lange, Sue Streibel, Stan Lange, and Steve Lange. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lenard and Marie; siblings, Clifford Lenling, Mike Lange, and Marty Lange. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brenny Funeral Chapel in Pequot Lakes, Minn.