Funeral Services for Velma A. Olin, 82, of Dickinson were at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at St. John Lutheran Church with Pastor Cal Oraw and Pastor Lisa Lewton officiating. Entombment was in the Dickinson Mausoleum.
Visitation was Tuesday, May 27, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a Prayer Service being held at 7 p.m. at Stevenson Funeral Home. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at St. John Lutheran Church.
Velma passed away on Saturday, May 24, 2014, at the St. Luke Home in Dickinson.
Velma Amelia Sailer was born on Nov. 17, 1931, the daughter of Leonard and Katie (Roesler) Sailer near Dodge, N.D. She grew up and attended school in Dodge, graduating from high school in 1949. Velma moved to Bismarck and began working as a bookkeeper at Builders Supply Co. Velma took a blind date with a young man from Sims, N.D.named Jack. On Valentine’s Day in 1956 they were united in marriage in Bismarck, N.D. Together, over the next 56 years, they have laughed, loved and raised their three boys, Scott, Bruce and Craig. The family moved to Dickinson in 1958 and have made it their home since. Velma was always giving of her time and talent and volunteered many hours to various clubs and organizations. She was Den Mother for Cub Scouts, a member of a sewing club, investment club, Hospital Auxiliary, Dorcas Society and a Medora Volunteer. Velma was a long-time member of St. John Lutheran Church and a member of the Sons of Norway. Almost any day or evening she would find time to listen to the Minnesota Twins baseball game to cheer them on. She especially liked Harmon Killebrew, her favorite player. Velma enjoyed hosting the holiday dinners and events and always having everyone around her table was a highlight. She especially loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Over the years Velma stood alongside her husband, Jack and supported his many years of public service and sacrifices they both gave.
Survivors include, her husband, Jack of Dickinson; three sons, Scott (Kathy) Olin and Dr. Bruce (Irene) Olin both of Dickinson, N.D. and Craig Olin of Jamestown, N.D.; a brother, Alvin (Shirley) Sailer, Bismarck, N.D.; a sister, Mabel (Ervin) Lorenz, Dodge, N.D.; grandchildren, Alex (Kim) Olin, Ben Olin, Seth Olin, Amelee Olin, Jonathon (Callie Stacy) Olin, Ryan Olin, Jeff Olin, Regan Olin, Jack Olin and Allison Olin; two great-grandchildren, Adalynn Olin and Arianna Olin; and a sister-in-law, Leila Sailer, Mesa, AZ.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her in-laws, Arthur & Delia Olin; and two brothers, Arthur and Reuben.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.stevensonfuneralhome.com