Patricia “Patsy” Olson, age 93, a longtime resident of Tower died December 12, 2018 at St. Michael’s Health and Rehabilitation Center in Virginia. She went home to be with Jesus. Patsy was born August 17, 1925 in Tower, the daughter of Jimmy and Jennie Peyla; and graduated from Tower-Soudan High school Class of 1943. Patsy met the love of her life at her father’s Arrowhead Garage, where she regularly gassed up Elton Olson’s Bridgeman-Russell delivery Truck. They were united in marriage on June 25, 1949 at Grace Lutheran Church in Ely and made their home in Tower. She was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, serving in the Lutheran Church Women, teaching Sunday school and release time for school age children, singing in the church choir and was a member of the Tower-Soudan Community Choir.
She was a member of the Homecraft Club and the Tower Women’s Civic Improvement Club. Her favorite was the “Birthday Club”, a group of close friends who met at each other’s homes to celebrate their birthdays and their friendship. Pasty’s passion and ministry was baking, which she so lovingly did for her family, friends, and needy families in the community. Patsy and Elton looked forward to their many trips to California to visit Sally and family, making stops along the way to see other relatives and old friends.
Most of all, Patsy thoroughly enjoyed her calling of homemaker, and it was obvious how well she took care of her family. Julie and Sally were blessed to grow up in such a loving, Christian home.
Patsy is survived by daughters: Julie (Darwin) Mickle of Tower and Sally (Gene) Averill of Woodland, CA; grandchildren: Jennie (Jeff) Erickson of Hoyt Lakes, Patrick (Katie) Mickle of Tower, Michael (Kristin) Jakes of Roseville, CA and Savannah (Scott) Matthews of Woodland, CA; great-grandchildren: Dylan Erickson, Austin Erickson, Tristan Erickson, Cole Erickson, Troy Matthews, Paul Matthews, Faith Mickle, Jude Matthews, and Hunter Jakes; extended family and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 55 years: Elton; brother: Jim “Sonny” Peyla; and grandson: Luke Jakes.
Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 15, 2018 in Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tower. Pastor Liz Cheney will officiate. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service at the church. Spring interment will take place in the Lakeview Cemetery in Tower.
Family services provided by Bauman-Vermilion, A Bauman Family Funeral Home in Tower. To share condolences online, please see: www.baumanfuneralhome.com .