Irene L. Olson - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

June 9, 1920 - November 4, 2020

Irene L. Olson, age 100, of Edina, formerly of Richfield was born on June 9, 1920, in Northfield, MN, and passed away on November 4, 2020. Irene grew up in Minneota, MN, and worked for the Richfield Public School system. Preceded in death by husband, Ernest; brother, Walter Falk; sister, Katherine Shepard. Survived by children, Steven Olson, Joanne (Tom) Wawra; grandchildren, Eric, Suzanne, Carolyn, Sharon, Paul; 6 great-grandchildren and sister, Loraine Areneson.

The family would like to thank the many loving and caring friends and staff at Sunrise of Edina.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association.


  1. Arlan Stavnheim says:

    I knew Irene almost from the time I was a small boy. She was my second cousin.Her husband Ernest was the best man in my fathers wedding in 1936. She had a long and wonderful life.

  2. Julie Nichols says:

    What a lovely service. I really enjoyed hearing about your mom. Her favorite things being making birthday cakes and the state fair.
    It was a great learning idea about the gloves. Putting them together when you take them off, so if you lost them someone would get a pair of gloves. Sorry for you lose. Friends Julie and Ron

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