July 4, 1941 - October 7, 2019
Cordelia Mary Olson, 78, of International Falls, Minnesota, died Monday, October 7, 2019 at the Littlefork Care Center in Littlefork, MN, surrounded by her family. Cordelia was born on the Fourth of July, 1941 to Warner and Sophia Grandaw in International Falls. She graduated from Falls High School with the class of 1959. The former Cordelia Grandaw was united in marriage to Ronald Olson on October 15, 1960 at St. Thomas Catholic Church. The family moved to Oakdale, MN in 1967 and lived there until 1987 when Ronald and Cordelia purchased the Hill Top Motel. Together they ran the hotel until they sold the business in 2002. Cordelia was very active at St. Thomas Catholic Church and volunteered at the Clothes Closet. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, ceramics, and cooking. She loved gardening, spending time at the cabin, and shopping for her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Warner and Sophia Grandaw; daughter, Rhonda Olson; grandson, Quincy McMillon; brother, Peter Grandaw; sisters, Cecelia Nitkey, and Beatrice Ann Grandaw. Cordelia is survived by her husband, Ronald; three sons, Daniel (Dawn) Olson of New Berlin, WI, Douglas Olson of International Falls, Donald (Crystal) Olson of La Cross, WI; brothers, Phillip Grandaw of Seattle, WA, David (Willa) Grandaw of Duluth, MN; sisters, Darleen Johnson, Arleen Borden, Rose Marie (Joseph) Gouin, Carol Bergstrom, Elvira (Tony) Munch, Amelia (Rudy) Puttbrese; seven grandchildren, Amanda, Kasey, Milton, Jake, Brooke, Andrey, Arianna; five great-grandchildren, Adrian, Krystal, Alayna, Damon, Ryker; four step grandchildren, Tiffany, A.J., Shawn, Ashley; four step great-grandchildren, Cadence, Layna, Aydin, and Zara. Memorial services will be held at St. Thomas Catholic Church on Thursday October 17, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services.
Cordelia Mary Olson, 78, of International Falls, Minnesota, died Monday, October 7, 2019 at the Littlefork Care Center in Littlefork, MN, surrounded by her family. Cordelia was born on the Fourth of July, 1941 to Warner and Sophia Grandaw... View Obituary & Service Information
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