Age 83 ~ Of Anoka Formerly of Centuria, Wisconsin Left us September 5, 2013. The funeral service is Saturday, September 14, 2013, 12 noon at Bakken-Young Beebe Chapel, New Richmond, Wisconsin with visitation at 10am. Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery in Star Prairie, WI. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Bakken-Young of New Richmond (www.bakken-young.com). Katherine was born in Star Prairie, WI, on December 20, 1929. She graduated from New Richmond High School. Katherine married Harry Olson in 1951 and resided in St. Paul, MN. Always the caretaker, she raised four children, grandchildren and a great-grandchild. She worked for West and Web Publishing for many years. Katherine retired to Wisconsin where she enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, canning, baking, sewing and family. Preceded in death by husband Harry, parents Charles and Rose (Boucher) Lee, Siblings Viola Schwan, Gladys Bierbrauer, Dorothy Hayes, Charles Lee and grandchild Matthew Olson. Survived by children Jackye (Dale) Mathews, Kevin (Sandy) Olson, Karen (Tim) Johnson, Joanne (Bruce) Anderson; grandchildren Katherine (Neil) Murdock, Jeremey Olson, Alicia (Matt) Baldwin, Stephanie, Brian and Nicole Olson, Joshua and Andrea Johnson, Raymond, Jacob and Samuel Anderson; special great-grandchild Curtis Olson; great grandchildren Jackye, Brittany, Amanda, Josephine, KateLynn, Joshua, Jordan, Bryce, Owen, Brennan, Ethan; great-great grandchildren Donald, Lynae, Daniel, Gabrielle, Sophia. Memorials preferred to
Minnesota (www.alz.org). The family wishes to thank the Anoka Care Center and The Homestead at Anoka staff for their exceptional care.
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Published in Pioneer Press on Sept. 8, 2013