Katherine Olson age 98 of Westbrook passed away Sunday, June 19, 2016 at Valley View Manor in Lamberton. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 25 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Westbrook. Visitation is one hour prior to services. Burial is in the Westbrook Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Westbrook Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Katherine E. “Kay” Olson was born September 5, 1917 in Edgerton, Minnesota to Henry and Jennie (Van Lant) Baker. She was a graduate of Edgerton Public High School, Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, SD, The Lutheran Bible Institute, Minneapolis, and attended the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. She worked in various hospitals in Pipestone, Rochester, Detroit, MI, Chicago, IL, was a missionary nurse in Texas, and was the County Public Health Nurse in Pipestone prior to her marriage. Kay served in the United States Army Nurse Corps in World War II from September 1, 1943 until January 18, 1946, and was stationed at Percy Jones General Hospital, Battle Creek, MI, and the 117th Evacuation Hospital, 7th Army in the European Theatre where she served as 1st Lieutenant. On September 14, 1954 Kay was united in marriage to Ole H. Olson of rural Westbrook at the First Lutheran Church in Pipestone. They made their home in Westbrook. Several years ago Kay became a resident of Valley View Manor in Lamberton. She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church, in W.E.L.C.A., Bible Study, Luther League advisor, and Sunday School. Kay was also involved in local activities and nursing activities, and was a member of the Westbrook American Legion Post 152.
Kay is survived by two sisters: Tena Winkelhorst of Edgerton and Lillian Nagelhout of New Port Richey, FL; and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband Ole.