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Della Olson

June 19, 1916-March 13, 2009

Della E. Olson, 92, of Hawley, died Friday, March 13, 2009, in Hawley Senior Living, Hawley.

Della was born to Severt and Sophie (Omberg) Olson on June 19, 1916 in Hawley, where she grew up and attended school. She worked for 34 years at Peterson Brothers' Department Store in Hawley, for 15 years at Burns Motor of Hawley and occasionally at the Garrick Theatre in Hawley.

Della enjoyed dancing, playing cards and was an avid reader. She was a member of Solem Lutheran Church. She was also a member of the Ladies Guild and had been an active member of the Royal Neighbors of America.

Surviving Della are her niece, Mary Ann (Dennis) Buckley of Grand Rapids, Minn., her two children and grandchild; as well as many other relatives and special friend, Becky Heinonen and family.

There will be visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, at Wright Funeral Home in Hawley, with a 6:45 p.m. prayer service.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, at Solem Lutheran Church, rural Hawley, with interment in Solem Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Wright Funeral Home in Hawley is handling arrangements. An online guestbook is available at