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January 1st, 1908 – Friday, September 28, 2007

Service Information
St. John’s Evangelical Luthera
Monday, October 1st, 2007

Visitation Information

Wilma Olson, 99, of Buffalo died last Friday morning at Parkview Care Center of Buffalo.

In Ottertail, Minnesota, Fred and Mary (nee Burdorf) Wiebe on January 1st, 1908 welcomed a daughter into the world and named her Wilma Martha Wiebe. Wilma graduated from Globe Business College in St. Paul, Minnesota with a degree in stenography in 1931 and a degree in bookkeeping in 1932. On October 6th, 1945 she married Miles Frank Olson in St. Paul, Minnesota. The couple was blessed with 3 children: Ronald, James and Janis. Miles died in 1961 and Wilma started working for Ben Franklin in downtown Buffalo, Minnesota and worked there for 12 years. She was a longtime member of St. John™s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Buffalo and LWML. She enjoyed teaching Sunday school.

She is preceded in death by her parents: Fred and Mary Wiebe; sisters: Erna Crosby and Luella Wiebe; brother: Norbert Wiebe; and an infant brother: Elmer Wiebe.

Wilma is survived by her children: Ronald (Madge) Olson of Maple Grove, James (Chan Soon) Olson of Inver Grove Heights, and Janis (Tom) Raster of Hugo; grandchildren: Tim (Rebecca) Raster, Shelly (Shanon) Hoff, Jason (Barbara) Raster, Eric (Linda) Olson, Jeffrey (Melissa) Olson, and Jon Lee; great grandchildren: Jennifer Raster, Alex Raster, Ashley Raster, Kali Williams, Jordan Olson, and Graham Olson; sister: Lorina Wiebe of St. Paul; nephews, nieces and friends.

Funeral Service for Wilma will be Monday, October 1st, 2007 at 2pm at St. John™s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Buffalo with a 1-hour visitation prior to the start of the service.

Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery of Buffalo.

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  1. Shirley (Gustafson) Diffenbaugh

    I sent you a card James but I’m afraid I was given a wrong address so I may get it back. I want to express my sympathy incase, and also to Janis and family.


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