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Donna Mae Olson

September 12, 1934 — May 28, 2017

Donna Mae Olson flew away with her Angels on Sunday, May 28, 2017 surrounded by her family at the Sanford Hospital in Mayville, ND. Donna Mae is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Hartvick “Hoppy” Olson of Portland, ND; daughter Sharon of Champlin, MN, son Dana (Laurie) of Fingal, ND, daughter Sheila Rustvang of Hatton, ND and Daniel (Janice) of Hastings, MN; 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; and a sister Yvonne Carriere of Sartell, MN. She was preceded in death by her parents: Alfred and Ruth Dockin; a sister: Val Jean Dockin and a brother: Dwayne Dockin. Donna Mae was born to Alfred and Ruth Dockin on September 12, 1934 in Drayton, ND. She and Hoppy were married on November 28, 1954 in Hallock, MN. Donna Mae attended and graduated from Mayville State Teachers College in 1954. Her teaching career spanned 48 years. She taught in Humboldt, Hallock and Climax in Minnesota and Strasburg, May-Port, Finley, Hatton and Northern Cass in North Dakota. She was active in many organizations, to include: American Legion Auxiliary, Delta Kappa Gamma, Aurdal Lutheran Church Circle and contributed a weekly column in the Traill County Tribune called “Chattin with Donna Mae Olson”. Donna Mae was an avid reader, loved animals, tending her garden and she couldn’t acquire enough angels! She loved her beloved Kaffe Hus family at the Luther Memorial Home; you know who you are. Visitation: Will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Funeral Service: 2:00 PM Friday, June 2, 2017 at the Aurdal Lutheran Church in Portland, ND. Burial: Will be at the Aurdal Cemetery in Portland, ND.
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