Obituary of Jane Olsen
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Jane Olsen, age 96 of Maplewood, Minnesota, died on August 26, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. Jane M. Imsdahl was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota to Alfred & Jonetta Imsdahl on December 31st, 1924. She grew up on the Eastside of Saint Paul and graduated from Johnson High School. After high school she began her 50-year career as a bookkeeper. Her long career included working from home while raising her family, and then began working outside the home for the family accounting firm.
Jane was a talented knitter and seamstress and enjoyed many other crafts throughout her life. Christmas was a particularly special time of year for her when her home was filled with special decorations and baked goods. Her greatest joy came from her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Claire, Arnold, Allen and Laverne. Jane is survived by her husband of 72 years, Roger; and will be forever missed by her children, Thomas (Jeneal) Olsen, Sally (Barry) Peters, and Kristin (Don) Olsen; grandchildren, Kathryn (Josh) Retka, Sara (Kris) Hjelmeland, Eric (Katie) Olsen, Andy (Kim) Peters, and Kristin (Joe) Spencer; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
A Celebration of Jane’s life will be held on Monday, August 30th, 2021 at Anderson Funeral Home, 1401 Arcade Street (Hwy 61), Saint Paul. Visitation beginning at 10:00 AM, with a Funeral Service at 11:00 AM. Luncheon to follow.
Many, many thanks to the staff and hospice staff at Ecumen Seasons at Maplewood for the care and friendship given to Jane in the past two years.
Memorial gifts may be made to Ecumen Seasons at Maplewood, 3530 Lexington Avenue N., Shoreview, MN 55126 or go to ecumen.org/give
**The family encourages that face masks be worn during the visitation and service.**
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