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Stella Ann Olson

Stella Ann Olson

Stella Ann Olson, 88 of Cloquet passed away on Monday, November 6, 2017 in New Perspectives Assisted Living. She was born September 29, 1929 in Montevideo, Minnesota to Alfred and Stella (Stokke) Hamre. She graduated from Milan High School in 1947. Stella married Merlin Olson on July 10, 1951 in Baxter, Minnesota. They made their home in Esko and together raised three children. Stella taught 3rd Grade in Esko for 33 years. She is fondly remembered by her students for Mrs. Olson's pickle pins which students earned for learning their multiplication tables. After her retirement in 1991, the couple wintered in Mission, Texas.

She was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, American Association of University Women and the Carlton County Retired Educators. She enjoyed working each year with her sister, Elaine at the little red schoolhouse at the Carlton County Fair. Stella also enjoyed quilting, reading, and traveling. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Stella was preceded in death by her husband; son, Jeffrey; daughter-in-law, Marisa Olson; and granddaughter, Amy Olson.

She is survived by two children, Jane (Dennis) Comfort of Superior and James Olson of Wrenshall; sister, Elaine Huhta of Cromwell; brothers, James (Corrine) Hamre of St. Petersburg, FL, Paul (Carole) Hamre of Roseville, and John "Jack" (Laura) Hamre of St.Paul; seven grandchildren, Angela (Dan) Droen, Andrea (Gary) Soldwisch, Ryan (Amy) Calore, Brent (Anna) Calore, Eric (Ashley Rydberg) Calore, Tanya (Chris) Wosje, and Lindsey (David) Cadotte; 11 great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter.

Visitation: 5 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, November 9, 2017 in the Atkins Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th St. in Cloquet. Visitation will continue from 10 until the 11:00 a.m. funeral service Friday, November 10th in Our Saviors Lutheran Church, 615 12th St. in Cloquet. A time of lunch and fellowship will follow in the Fireside Room of Atkins-Northland Funeral Home. Burial will be in Sandy Lake Cemetery, Blackhoof Township. To sign the guest book and offer an online tribute, see