Obituary of Marie Julia Olson
Marie Julia Olson, 97, died peacefully surrounded by family on May 18, 2018. She was born on August 7, 1920, to Jasper and Celia Laurion in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where she spent her childhood. Following WWII, she married the love of her life William Robert Olson, with whom she raised seven children until his early passing in 1972.
Marie was a long-time member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Trenton, MI where she was very active in church activities - especially the Ladies Auxiliary and Altar Society. She loved being a wife and mother. In later years, she enjoyed re-entering the work force and worked into her mid-70s at the Dearborn Social Security Office. Along with her careers, Marie was an avid reader, a wonderful gardener, and enjoyed a light-footed turn on the dance floor.
Besides her husband of 26 years, Marie was predeceased by her brothers, Gilbert, Clement, and Francis Laurion; sister, Lucille Barker; and daughter-in-law, Karen Olson. She will be missed by her children, Paul (Charlene), James, Joanne, Barbara (Terri), Mary (Toni), Laurie (Ray) Kent, and Mark (Liza) Olson. She is also survived by her sister, Laura Hussey; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great- grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.
Marie’s life will be celebrated with a Mass at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Trenton, MI at 10 AM on May 29th followed by interment at Our Lady of Hope Cemetery.
The family would like to extend their deepest appreciation and affection to the wonderful caretakers at Hospice of Lansing, Stoneleigh Residence, for their loving care of Marie and her family during her final days. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Meals-on-Wheels or any eldercare charitable service.