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Condolences for Hannah Joy Olson

Dear Larry, Claudia, and Andrew, We wish to send you our sympathy on the death of your lovely Hannah. Within our Zalmona Church bulletin for yesterday's service, Pastor Tom had one of Hannah's favorite sayings posted -'Need a lifeguard? Try using mine, He walks on water!' I felt very inspired, and I'm sure the other people at church did also. With a faith such as she posessed you can be assured that she is in God's Hands now. Shirley Winke
From Jim and Shirley Winke

Larry and Claudia, We were sad to her of your daughter's passing. While we are neighbors, we have not had the opportunity to get to know you. We cannot imagine the sorry of losing a child. Our prayers are with you and your family. Kent and DeLane Sparland
From Kent and DeLane Sparland

We will always remember Hannah's smile! Our deepest sympathies to your family during this difficult time. You are in our prayers. Dr. Linda Carstens, Dr. Mark Fohey & Dental Team
From Drs. & Staff of Waukon Dental

Larry, Claudia and Andrew - Our deepest sympathy in the passing of Hannah. She was greatly loved by all she came into contact with in this world and greatly blessed by God himself. She is now at home with her Lord and even though it will be tough for those of us left behind, she is smiling and singing her heart out in heaven, because that is what she was meant to do. Love and many prayers come your way, Larry and Merry
From Larry and Merry Hoofnagle

So sorry to hear of Hannah's death. She had a beautiful spirit. Whenever I saw her she had a smile on her face and you could tell she lived life to the fullest. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
From Linda Riek

Olson family, I am so sorry to hear about Hannah. She and I had many classes together as social work students at Mount Mercy. She was a wonderful gal with a smile that could brighten anyone's day. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I know that no words can help heal the pain of loosing a loved one but I know cherishing every memory keeps them close to your heart.
From Sara Whitley

I sat next to Hannah in a couples classes at Mt. Mercy. She was always positive and brought a smile and friendly personality to class! My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Hannah during this difficult time. Chad Worley Mt. Mercy College 10'
From Chad Worley

I have not met Hannah personally but have heard such wonderful things about her. I learned of Hannah when I was diagnosed with bone cancer when I was a Mount Mercy student in 2010; and just wanted to let you know she was a positive influence for me. She was an amazing woman.
From Andrea Koopmann (Gudenkauf)

You have my deepest sympathies. When I think of smiley faces, the color purple, laughter, courage, strength and faith I will think of Hannah. I know she learned these things from her family and I hope they see you through this terrible time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
From Mary (Mom) Wells

Pastor Larry, Claudia, and Andrew, We will remember Hannah always. We have thought about your family very often throughout the time that we have known you and always prayed that you could share as many days as possible with Hannah. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers and we are truly sorry for the loss of your daughter.
From Sarah and Matthew Sweet

Larry, Claudia and Andrew Sending our Thoughts and Prayers to all of you! Hannah was such a Wonderful person and will be missed by everyone who knew her. Take Care and God Bless!
From Nancy, Pat & Dylan Hart

Our daughter, Taylor, attended Mt. Mercy with Hannah (different graduation years). We were blessed to know her, even though a short time, and a smile's on my face thinking about it. We're so sorry for the pain you must feel. I remember when she and Taylor entertained the idea of moving to the Minneapolis area when her brother lived there (after graduating) ... Hannah giggling when talking about a boy she liked, going out and having fun with the college gals as the designated driver, always having a sunny face. Recently I attended a conference and the theme was "Live Out Loud." Hannah's a lesson for us all in that area as so many of us "exist" in life instead. We should all "live out loud" in Hannah's honor and she'll be smiling away!!
From Terry and Jen Felker

Olson Family – Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Hannah. She was so special and God had a place for someone as special as her. We pray for comfort and peace in your lives. -God bless you all-
From The Homewood's

Olson Family: I had the pleasure of having Hannah as one my MSW students last year at Trinity Medical Center in Rock Island. She was such an inspiration, always willing to do what was expected no matter what she was going through (even when I would try to get her to slow down). She always had a smile on her face and a positive attitude. She talked of family often and how blessed she was to have such a supportive family. There are no words to express how sorry I am for your loss and how much she will be missed.
From Jessica Crippen

Larry, Claudia & Andrew our thoughts and prayers are with you now and always. Hannah will always be in my school nursing days memories. We will keep you all in our prayers.
From Jim & Elaine Ward

Mr. and Mrs. Olson, Andrew-- Our thoughts and prayers are with you. "Success is not measured by what you accomplish but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwheling odds." Orison Swett Marden
From Randy Erion

Larry and Claudia - Are there words? Not words that can take away any pain. Know that our hearts ache for you. A light has passed out of our existence, but has passed into the glory that surrounds God in heaven. Hannah is shining there, just as she did among us - probably singing one of her old favorites... "Lord I come to Your awesome presence. From the shadows into Your radiance. Ever changing from glory to glory... Shine on me, Shine on me."
From Barb and Russ Hagen

Larry and Claudia. Our very sincere sympathy on the loss of your daughter. I feel I knew her by knowing you and the care and dedication you gave to her during this battle. You did good!!!! Prayers are with you.
From Doreen Drennan

Hannah was a work study of mine for a short period of time while I was a temp for Dr. Oatey at Mount Mercy. Her smile always brightened a room. Hannah was great to work with and I always enjoyed seeing her around campus. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. God Bless
From Mandy Zieser

I am a shelter coordinator at DVIP that worked with Hannah when she was an intern. She was so kind and compassionate. I did not know about her health problems until I came across an an article that she had written. What a brave young woman she was. Heaven has gained an angel that has left her heart prints on many. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely,Marlene Clowers
From Marlene Clowers

Larry and Claudia - my prayers are with your entire family. What a gift Hannah was to everyone who knew her. And what a blessing it will be to see her again in heaven. God's peace to all of you.
From Rosemary Buchholz

Larry, Claudia and Andrew, We are so very sorry to hear about Hannah. You are in so many of our thoughts and prayers. I hope your many wonderful memories of the times you spent together will help you through these difficult days. Although we haven't seen Hannah in years, we will always remember the great work she and Andrew accomplished as 'fellow bartenders' with Megan and Nichole at our wedding. Our four children had such a great time mixing all sorts of crazy drinks with soda and dessert mints. It was a special day for us, and we remain thankful that all of you were part of that. Please accept our sincerest sympathy. Musty and Greg Hawkins
From Musty Habhab

Larry, Claudia,Andrew, We only got to know Hannah for such a short time. She instantly touched us with her faith, strength, and of course her beautiful smile. She was God's "social worker" long before she got her degrees. Her faith was way beyond her years. Her strength and trust in God taught us so much about living with our trials. We are sure God said "Hannah you are my good and faithful servant, and she and God smiled. God be with you all and you are in our prayers. Gary and Marsha
From Marsha and Gary Landsgard

Dear Olson family - I had the special honor of knowing Hannah at Mount Mercy. I am an employee of the university but I had a special bond with her class, her class mates and Hannah. She was such a sweet and special soul - now our guardian angel. I will forever remember her smile and positive outlook on life. My life is better for knowing her. My heartfelt sympathies to your family and all of the close friends who share in your pain. Her memory will forever be in so many hearts. Peace and Blessings, Connie Snitker Mount Mercy University
From Connie Rouse-Snitker

Larry,Claudia,and Andrew,was saddend to hear of Hannah's passing. She was a beautiful young woman, with a smile that lit up the room. She was such a brave lady for all she went thru in her life. She now is in a great place, with no more suffering, and the Lord to be with. God Bless you all.
From Casey,Carrie,Kennedy&Brooklyn Larson

Olson Family: I had the pleasure of "working" with Hannah during her intern/student time at Trinity Medical in Rock Island. Miss Hannah Banana was dear to this unit. I am so sad for your loss and ours. I just wrote to Hannah last week, she was so heavy on my heart and I wrote to tell her I was praying for her. Now I know why God put her on my heart. Unfortunately, I didn't get the letter to her. I missed her very much when she moved home to start a real job, one she actually would get paid for. You should know, she made you proud while away from Wisconsin. She spoke fondly of you. I thank God I had the honor of knowing her.
From Lora Loete

May the Lord comfort you with his healing love, though the loss cuts so very deep.
From Paul Strickert

Larry, Claudia, Andrew We are so very sorry and will miss Hannah so very much. She was a testiment to new life each and every day and has shared her testimony with all. God bless you and may our loving Lord bring you strength and guidance through these very hard days ahead. We love you all and Hannah will always bring us JOY.
From Coopers

Hannah will always be an angel we were so privileged to know. Larry, Claudia and Andrew, your family strength and love helped guide Hannah to heaven where she will be with us always. God Bless. You are all in our prayers.
From Debbie & Jim Rixen

Larry, Claudia, Andrew and family, Please know that you are in our hearts and prayers during this time and always. May you carry many wonderful memories of Hannah in your hearts to call upon when you need it most. We will always remember the radiant smile that she displayed day after day. God bless.
From Michael, Kristie, Mackenzie and Marina Kaeser

I knew Hannah from St. Ambrose were we had several classes together and worked on some assignments together in a group. I knew Hannah for a brief year at St. Ambrose. Hannah was so dedicated to the profession of Social Work and had a unique, strong passion to help others. She was such an inspiration for me as a Social Worker as she brought such a passion for others that I had never seen before. Even though I knew her for a brief period, she will be greatly missed. There is no place like being in the arms of Jesus. God Bless Hannah and God Bless you and yours! Jacob Beardsley, Davenport, IA.
From Jacob Beardsley

Larry, Claudia and Andrew-Please accept our deepest sympathy on your loss. Although we haven't seen you for many years, your family still holds a special place in our hearts.
From Dave and Connie Reese

Larry, Claudia, and Andrew, Hannah was pure joy! Her spirit, determination, and kindness reflects on the truly wonderful woman she became. My deepest sympathy to you and and your family.
From Rhonda Seibert

I had the PLEASURE of being Hannah's choir director for a few or her high school years. I was always impressed with her determination and drive. I remember her willingness to try everything and her grace in living life to the fullest. Nothing would stop her from accomplishing her goals. I am deeply saddened by her loss but thankful that I was touched by her life. My sincerest condolences to Larry, Claudia and Andrew.
From Shaun Halland

Hannah's smile will be one everybody remembers! Hold tight to your cherished memories of her....for those thoughts will help you through the hardest days which lie ahead. In God's love,
From Jim & Bev Larson-Needham

Larry, Claudia & Andrew, You are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. I know your strong faith will help you through the days to come. Lean on the Lord for comfort and HE will be their with you. Love to you all.
From Virginia & Dale Kurth

I met Hannah while she was a student at Mount Mercy, and knew immediately that she had a brightness few could match. Let us ever remember and rejoice in the fact that her light can never be dimmed, regardless of what happens on this side of eternity. For we don't mourn as those who have no hope. I pray much comfort and peace on your beautiful family in the days and months ahead. May you rest in the sweet comfort that only He can bring. God bless.
From Emily Muhlbach

I will never forget Hannah's smile! We shared many great memories together in High School! She will be greatly missed! My condolonces to all of the family and friends.
From Amanda Roderick

There truly in a new angel in heaven! I was a roommate of Hannah's for too short of time at Mount Mercy. Hannah was a beautiful person and lit up the room. Through everything she remained positive. Having met Hannah and spent time with Hannah I have always considered myself lucky to know and live with an angel that was here on earth. Now heaven has a new angel. I will never EVER forget her smile and her amazing personality.
From Emily Goedert Dubuque Iowa

Larry, Claudia and Andrew: So very sorry for your loss. Hannah was such a sweet young lady. The little bit I knew her she always had a smile on her face. My deepest sympathy and hugs to all of you.
From Jo Berns

My thoughts and prayer go to you Larry, Claudia & Andrew. I have great memories from church of Andrew, my self, Hannah and the rest of our Sunday School class running around the church before and after class. She will be greatly missed.
From Crystal (Meyer) Kurth

Larry and family, My sincere condolences with the passing of Hannah. I remember the prayers for her at Council meetings and had hoped she would be with you much longer. May you find comfort in her memories.
From Peg Knobloch, 1st Pres Galesville

I just wanna say I'm thinkn of ur entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hannah was such a nice girl w a beaming smile. It saddens me 2 think of all of her health problems she faced she was lucky 2 have a supportive family. She will be missed by all that new her.
From Jenny larson WHS class 2005

I just wanna say I'm thinkn of ur entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hannah was such a nice girl w a beaming smile. It saddens me 2 think of all of her health problems she faced she was lucky 2 have a supportive family. She will be missed by all that new her.
From Jenny larson WHS class 2005

Larry and Claudia: I didn't really know Hannah, but I know of her strong spirit and faith. My prayers are with you as you go through this time and in the time to come. I believe that your faith will sustain you in ways that we can not. God bless you always.
From Judy Scheer

You Have are Deepest Sympathy Olson family. So sorry to hear the news . Hannah has touch so many lives she has endured so much but her Great sprite always shine thru. May all the memories you hold help you today and the days forward. Hannah has accomplished so many Great things. Know you are in are Prayers today and always. Hannah will hold a special spot in many hearts that she has touched. Many of God's Blessing be with you all..
From Jan Baumler & family

Larry, Claudia, and Andrew: Brian and I are very sorry for your loss. Hannah always had a smile on her face. She always had such a possitive attitude about everyghing; even when things were not going so well. She is now above looking down upon all of us with a big smile knowing how much everybody loves her. Our thoughs and prayers are with you and your family. Krista and Brian McKee
From Krista & Brian McKee

Larry, Claudia, and Andrew, we could not have asked for a brighter ray of sunshine in the world than your Hannah. Her loving personality and quiet determination were such an inspiration to everyone who has had the pleasure of her friendship. Know that my heart is with you and your extended family, and that I will always treasure the time I was blessed to spend with Hannah.
From Erin Torkelson

Larry, Claudia, and Andrew, We are so sorry for your loss. Hannah was certainly a joyful person and I can't picture her without a smile on her face! She most certainly made an impact on those around her! Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
From Jenny & Michael Hager

Hannah will always be remembered for her beautiful personality, beaming smile and indomitable spirit. She is in the Lord's tender care. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
From Bruce, Sue, Erin and Kyle Torkelson

I was Hannah's roommate for a time at Mount Mercy College. She was such a fun loving person. She had a smile that could light up a room! She was such a wonderful person to be around. Her determination to fight through the many obstacles she did was inspiring. Heaven has gained a wonderful angel. May you find comfort in the memories you have of Hannah. She will be deeply missed. Allyson (Wright) Larsen Oxford, IA
From Allyson (Wright) Larsen