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Obituary for Lucille Ann Olson

Lucille “Lucy” Ann (Mickelson) Olson, 96, of Caledonia, Minn., passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2019, peacefully at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home. She was born Lucille Grace Fuchs on October 12, 1923, in the Santiago Township of Sherburne, Minn., daughter to August and Clara (Freischmidt) Fuchs. Lucy lived briefly in Duluth until 1927/1928 when she and her three siblings were taken to the Minnesota Children’s Home in Owatonna, Minn. Christ and Nina (Olson) Mickelson fostered Lucy and two of her siblings around 1929 and moved them to Hop Hollow in Houston, Minn. Their last name was changed to Mickelson at that time. Lucy married Adolph Olson on May 28, 1946, in Houston, Minn. They farmed and raised their family in Crystal Valley for many years until moving to Caledonia, Minn., where Lucy worked in the restaurant business until her retirement in 2000. She was an amazing cook who loved to bake, share a story, and yodel. Lucy was a loving mother and grandmother who was very seldom idle. There was always something needed tending. She is preceded in death by her husband, Adolph; her parents and foster parents; sister, Ida (James) Nelson; brothers, Earl Mickelson, Richard (Malita) Mickelson, and Harry Hall; son, Daryl Olson; and grandson, Dustin (Heather) Olson. She is survived by her son, Leonard (Karyn) Olson of Houston, Minn.; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Hall of Silver Bay, Minn.; and many loving nieces and nephews; grandchildren, Robin (Curt) Paulson, Michelle (Bryce) Bauman, Jan Anderson, Wendy (Jon) Meyer, and Kari (Rick) Skifton; step grandchildren, Mike Kurtz and Terri Peterson; great-grandchildren, Dawn (Eric) Decker, Curtis (Emily) Paulson, Taylor Littlefield, Cheyenne Kotlarz, Shane Jacobson, Justine and Alex Kurth, Karl Meyer, Shelby (Brandon) Meincke, Bailey (Austin) Gilles, Luke and Madison Skifton, Trenton, Kaleb and Wyatt Olson; step great-grandchildren, Desiree, Shauna, and Kenny Kurtz; great-great grandchildren, Emma, Jayne, and Charles Decker, Liam, Zeke, and Phoebe Paulson, Milton and Maria Meincke and Ares Gilles; step great-great grandchildren, Kylee and Cooper Krumrie and Aubrey Boldt. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at the Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Home, 518 W . Main St., Caledonia, Minn. Rev. Steven E. Meyer will officiate. Visitation will be prior to service from 10 to 11am. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Caledonia. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to ABLE (A Brighter Living Experience ( or the charitable organization of your choice.