Doris M. Olson

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 3:51 pm

Doris M. Olson, 92, of Rushford, Minn. died Thursday, March 17, 2016, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford. There is a memorial service for Doris at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at Rushford Lutheran Church in Rushford, with the Rev. Roger Michaelson officiating. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Rushford, and one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church.

Doris M. Humble was born Jan. 8, 1924, in Rushford, Minn., to Elvin and Benora (Onsgaard) Humble. Benora died when Doris was just 12 years old. Doris was raised in Rushford and graduated from Rushford High School in 1942. She received her bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University. She was united in marriage with Roger Olson in Rushford June 10, 1948. Doris and Roger lived in Decorah for many years, where they raised their two children. She was a member of Rushford Lutheran Church. In her spare time, Doris enjoyed hosting and entertaining guests, playing bridge and golfing. While in Decorah she was an active member of the Decorah Lutheran Church, where she was in the church choir and ladies groups. She was also active in the Nordic Fest in Decorah.

Doris is survived by her son, Erik (Ruth Ann) Olson of Sister Bay, Wis.; four grandchildren: Buck (Abby), Arianna (Josh), Amanda (Chris) and Chelsea (Tony); and by five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Roger and daughter, Anlee.

The family prefers memorials to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford. Leave a memory of Doris and sign her online guestbook at

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