Our mother, Edna M. Olson, was born in Alsen, ND, on April 23, 1928. She left us to be with Jesus on July 3, 2020. She was the daughter of Joseph and Edna Buntjer. She was the fourth of 11 children. For us to tell you about our mother of 92 years of life in a few words would be a monumental task. Our parents started their life together living on a farm in North Dakota and later moved to Salem, Oregon. Our parents spent their free time camping, fishing and playing games with family and friends. They also did many wood working projects. Edna retired from the Salem-Keizer School system after many years of service. She was a faithful member of Peace Lutheran Church. She is survived by; her sister, Lucille Buntjer; brother, Ken Buntjer; her five children, Jan Olson, Corrine (Roger) Obershaw, Olaf (Judy) Olson, Rod (Lynda) Olson, Keith (Gina) Olson; 28 grandchildren and at present 31 great-grandchildren. She lived a full life and will be missed greatly.
Posted online on August 14, 2020