In loving memory of

Delores (Thompson) Olson
March 20, 1931 - January 30, 2019

RUSHFORD, MN - Delores (Thompson) Olson, 87, of Rushford, MN died on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at Gundersen Lutheran Health System in La Crosse, WI.
Delores was born on March 20, 1931, in Yucatan Township of Houston County, MN 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 September 2, 1950. Following their marriage, Delores and Mix lived in Spring Valley, MN for 7 years and then moved to Rushford. After Mix died in 2000, 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, WA, and Mark (Sue) Thompson of West Jefferson, NC; 9 grandchildren: Angela, Chanel, Brandon, Mia, Michael, Jon, Marc, Melissa and Nicholas; ten 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, February 8, 2019, at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Rushford. Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home on Friday.
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Rob & Bettie Lou Bunke wrote on Feb 12, 2019:

"Sharon, Mark & Joan We were saddened to read about the passing of your Mom. We knew her a long time. Your Dad and I were close friends in High School. We played football together and remained friends for years later. Its always hard to say goodbye to Mom & Dad , and all we can really do is be thankful for the many years we had with them. I pray that the Lord will be with all of you and bless you with good memories of your Mom. Rob & Bettie Lou Bunke "

Joan Nocenti wrote on Feb 5, 2019:

"Praying for God?s graces and blessings to your family at this time. Joan Nocenti "