Margie OlsonMargie Ruth Weiler was born on November 27, 1950 in Greenbush, MN, the daughter of Richard and Sally (Stromberg) Weiler. She grew to womanhood in the Newfolden and Strandquist area. Margie was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. She graduated from Strandquist High School in 1968. Following graduation she studied Cosmetology at the Thief River Falls AVTI and then worked as a hair stylist in Karlstad. She then worked at Arctic Cat in Karlstad. On July 16, 1971, Margie was united in marriage to Billy Olson. They resided in Lake Bronson, where she was a stay at home mom for their children Shane and Darcy. In 1982 the family moved to Halma. In 1993, Margie started her new career at Polaris Industries in Roseau. In 2000, Margie and Billy moved back to Lake Bronson. In her spare time she loved flowers, bird watching, "BINGO" and spending time with her grandkids. She was a member of the Eidsvold Lutheran Church and the Halma-Lake Bronson American Legion Auxiliary. In April of 2010, Margie was diagnosed with breast cancer and spent most of the past two years traveling with Darcy to the Cancer Treatment Center of America at Zion, IL. She has resided at the Karlstad Memorial Nursing Center since December of 2012 and passed away there in the early morning hours of February 20th, 2013. She is survived by her husband, Billy; a son Shane (Amy) Olson of Halma; one daughter, Darcy Olson of Lake Bronson; brother, Gerald (Carolyn) Stromberg of Wever, IA; two sister-in-laws, Linda Stromberg of Blackduck, MN and Connie (Duane) Nelson of Plummer, MN; two brother-in-laws, Tommy (Paulette) Olson of Karlstad, MN and Jerry (Susan) Olson of Grand Forks, ND; one grandson Reed Foss; two grand-daughters Keely and Piper Olson; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Margie was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Merrill Stromberg and Ronnie Hanson; a grandson Riley Foss; a nephew Brandon Stromberg and a niece Dana Stromberg.
Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. Sat. at First Lutheran Church in Karlstad with Pastor Gary Halverson officiating. Visitation will be after 6 P.M. Fri. with a 7 P.M. prayer service at Collins Funeral Chapel, Karlstad, and at the church one hour prior top services Sat. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery at Lake Bronson.