Delores (Thompson) Olson, 87

Delores (Thompson) Olson, 87

Delores (Thompson) Olson, 87, of Rushford, died on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, at Gundersen Lutheran Health System in La Crosse, Wis.

Delores was born on March 21, 1931, in Yucatan Township of Houston County, Minn., to Leo and Gladys (Gaustad) Rostad. She attended Houston Public School. Delores was a member of Immanuel Episcopal Church in Rushford for most of her life, where she was also a member of the women’s guild. She was united in marriage with Milford “Mix” Thompson on Sept. 2, 1950. Following their marriage, Delores and Mix lived in Spring Valley, Minn. for seven years and then moved to Rushford. After Mix died in the late 1990’s, Delores married Kenny Olson. Kenny died in 2012. She worked for 35 years at Rush Products in Rushford. Delores was an active volunteer at Semcac in Rushford from 2000 until 2015. Delores was an avid and talented bowler, she enjoyed quilting, watching local sports teams, and playing cards, especially with her family.

Delores is survived by three children: Sharon (Maynard) Rustad of Rushford, Joan (Mike) Contezac of Ferndale, Wash., and Mark (Sue) Thompson of West Jefferson, N.C.; 9 grandchildren: Angela, Chanel, Branden, Mia, Michael, Jon, Marc, Melissa and Nicholas; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Lucille Burke; and by many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Kathy in infancy, and by her husbands, Mix and Kenny.

There will be a memorial service for Delores at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Rushford. Visitation will be from 12 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home on Friday.

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