Janice Olson - December 31, 1969Janice Pauline Olson, 77, of Minden, died on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 at the family farm in Kearney County near Minden.
Funeral services will be on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.m. at the Craig Funeral Home in Minden with Rev. Brian Hannigan officiating. Burial will be in the Minden Cemetery.
She was born July 10, 1934 in Hamilton County, the second child of three born to Pete and Ada (Carlson) Larsen. Janice attended high school in Hordville and graduated class of 1952. She attended Kearney Teachers College and then taught school at Dual county rural school and Heartwell.
Janice married Duane Olson on Nov. 24, 1954 in Hastings and made their home at his farm near Norman, and later near Minden. They had four children, Doug, Greg, Brad, and Darin.
Janice built a home and family, and devoted her life to them. She ministered help to many that crossed her path or had a need. She was dedicated to her faith and her church, and leaves behind a large church family from all over the continent that will miss her and her quiet strength. She was always doing, working, looking after things. A truly virtuous woman as in Proverbs 31. Look up verse 28: “Her children arise up, and called her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.”
She was preceded in death by parents Peter and Ada Larsen
She is survived by husband Duane Olson of Minden; sons, Doug (Julie) Olson of Alliance, Greg (Michelle) Olson of Alliance, Brad Olson of Lincoln, Darin (Lynnette) Olson of Lincoln; grandchildren, Katrina (Tom) Young of Minden, Jonathan Olson of Alliance, Thomas Olson of Houston, Texas, Philip Olson of Alliance, Brenna Olson of Lincoln, Craig Olson of Lincoln, Scott Olson of Lincoln, Leah Olson of Lincoln; great-grandson Andrew Young of Minden; sister Shirley Just of Omaha, and brother Alan (Donna) Larsen of Ridgecrest, Calif.