Eileen M. Olson

A funeral service for Eileen M. Olson, 92, of Dickinson, ND was held 7 p.m., Friday, November 7, 2014 Stevenson Funeral Home with Eastern Star. Burial was held in Dickinson Cemetery.Eileen Olson
Eileen passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Evergreen in Dickinson, ND.
Eileen Myrtle Burda was born in Dickinson, ND on June 21, 1922 to Robert D. and Myrtle A. (Oukrop) Burda. She attended school at Dickinson High School, Dickinson State University, and Iowa Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing. Eileen married Robert E. Christensen on January 24, 1944 in Denver Colorado. To this union two children were born: Robert C. Christensen and Douglas E. Christensen. Eileen’s husband, Robert, passed away on September 30, 1955. Later, she married Reinhold R. Herman on October 26, 1963, and he passed away on October 17, 1979. Eileen married Marlin V. Olson on October 26, 1991 and passed away January 4, 2005. She worked as a registered nurse for many years at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines, IA, St. Joseph’s Hospital in Dickinson, ND and Roger-Gumper Clinic in Dickinson.
Eileen was an officer of the P.T.A., a member of the Dickinson City Advisory Committee with the Board of Education, a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, and the American Veterans Association Auxiliary. She served on the Alter Guild Service Committee at St. John’s Lutheran Church, and was a Vacation Bible School teacher. Eileen was a past President of Badlands Nurses Association and the American Legion Auxiliary. She was a member of the Golden Rule Chapter No. 17 Order of Eastern Star for nearly 60 years; serving as Worthy Matron. She also served as Worthy Grand Matron of North Dakota Order of Eastern Star. Eileen was also a Deaconess of the First Congregational Church.
Eileen is survived by her two sons, Bob Christensen of Albany, OR and Doug (Lois) Christensen of West Fargo, ND; step-son, Aaron Olson of Bismarck, ND; step-daughters, Carlee (Tom) Reiter of Woodbury, MN, and Cherie (Robert) Harms of Bismarck, ND and ten grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert D. and Myrtle Burda; husbands, Robert E. Christensen, Reinhold R. Herman and Marlin V. Olson; and daughter-in-law, Charlene Christensen.
Eileen’s family suggests that memorials be made to Heartland Hospice or a charity of your choice. Eileen’s family would especially like to thank all of the staff at Evergreen for the care she received.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.stevensonfuneralhome.com.


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