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Elaine M. Olson

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SUN CITY, Ariz. — Elaine Mildred Olson, 94, of Sun City, Ariz., formerly of Brainerd, Minn., passed away peacefully at home on Jan. 29, 2011, after a courageous battle with cancer.

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Elaine was born Feb. 18, 1916, to Ray and Clara (Stickle) Cook in Fort Ripley, Minn. She married Elmer C. Olson in 1938.

Elaine worked at J.C. Penney’s as a seamstress and in the drapery department. She served the Lord faithfully as a member of the women’s ministries at the Assembly of God church doing sewing and quilting.

Elaine is survived by her daughter, Helen Rasmussen-Tomazitis (Joe), of Sun City, Ariz.; and son, Lewis (Beva), of Baxter, Minn.; nine grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Connie Hahn; four brothers; and two sisters. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on May 28, 2011, at the Heritage Assembly of God church with Pastor Mark Boone officiating.

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