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Vivian Olsen

October 12, 1924 December 31, 2017
Vivian Olsen
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Obituary for Vivian Olsen

Vivian Mae Fuhrmann was born October 12, 1924 on the family farm east of Florence, Minnesota to Erich and Christine (Ahlschlager) Fuhrmann. She attended District 68 country school through the 8th grade. She then worked in housekeeping and child care with various families in the Lake Wilson, Minnesota area. On July 18, 1946 Vivian was united in marriage to Andrew Olsen at the Lutheran parsonage in Balaton, Minnesota. For a short while after marriage they lived on the Olsen family farm before purchasing their farm north of Twin Lakes in Lyon County, Shelburne Township. It was there they farmed the land, raised five children, and ran a dairy business. Alongside Andy, Vivian helped on the farm as well as baking, cooking, canning, and freezing their homegrown produce. Everyone enjoyed her delicious homemade biscuits, cinnamon rolls, and pies. In 1982, Vivian and Andy retired from the farm and moved into their new home in Tyler where they enjoyed 25 years together. Vivian was a member of the Tyler Alliance Church and active in the Ladies Missionary Group, the Shelburne Birthday Club, and enjoyed embroidering, word finds, puzzles, and cooking for and entertaining family and friends. It was the fall of 2007 when she moved to Danebod Village and in 2010 she became a resident of Sunrise Manor Nursing Home until her death on December 31, 2017 at the age of 93.

Vivian is survived by her five children: Dorothy (Dan) Petersen of Owatonna, MN, Roger (Pam) Olsen of Shoreview, MN, LeRoy (Beth) Olsen of Tyler, MN, Dale (Chris) Olsen of Las Vegas, NV, and Doris Olsen (Jesus Jiminez) of Henderson, NV. She is also survived by her ten grandchildren: Teri (Pat) Steckelberg, Erica (Fernando) Roman, Julie (Noah) Bock, Matthew (KaSaundra) Olsen, Melissa (Andrew) Clark, Karla Olsen, Andrew L. (Robin) Olsen, Samantha (John Ruud) Olsen, KC Ryan (Chelle) Olsen, and Gregory (Melissa) Olsen; 16 great-grandchildren also survive. Also left to mourn her passing are siblings: Norman (Bonnie) Fuhrmann of Balaton, MN, Dona Fuerstenberg of Worthington, MN, and Gwendolyn Olson of Balaton, MN.

Preceding her in death was her husband of 64 years, Andy; her parents; brother Edward Fuhrmann; and infant brother Gordon.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Sunrise Manor for their exceptional care given to Vivian during her several years there as well as the staff at Danebod Village for her care while she resided there. Memorials are preferred to the Tyler Alliance Church, Avera@home Hospice of Tyler, or the donor’s choice.

Blessed be her memory.

Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

5

Jan

4:00 PM 1/5/2017 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/5/2017 7:00:00 PM
Hartquist Funeral Home - Tyler Chapel

100 US Hwy 14
PO Box 207
Tyler, MN 56178

Hartquist Funeral Home - Tyler Chapel
100 US Hwy 14 Tyler 56178 MN
United States

Funeral Service

Friday

6

Jan

10:30 AM 1/6/2017 10:30:00 AM
Alliance Church - Tyler

202 Linwood St.
Tyler, MN 56178

Alliance Church - Tyler
202 Linwood St. Tyler 56178 MN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Ruthton City Cemetery Final Resting Place

1796 231st St Ruthton, MN, 56170-1055

1796 231st St Ruthton, MN, 56170-1055
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