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Cordelia G (Gulbrandson) Olson

March 24, 1917 ~ August 19, 2019 (age 102)

Funeral Service for Cordelia G. Olson will be held on Monday, August 26, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Albert Lea, MN. Rev. Michael Lilienthal and Rev. Shawn Stafford will officiate. Interment will be at Heartland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at Bayview Funeral Home. Online condolences are welcome at

Cordelia G. Olson, age 102 of Albert Lea, MN died on August 19, 2019.

Cordelia was born on March 24, 1917 in Hartland, MN. She was the daughter of Selmer and Hilda (Johnson) Gulbrandson. She attended country school in Freeborn County. She married Irvin Olson on November 21, 1934 at Hartland Lutheran Church. Together they raised their daughter and settled in rural Albert Lea. Irvin died on October 18, 1993.

Together Cordelia and Irvin enjoyed traveling all over the United States and Norway. She liked to play cards, games, and the occasional trip to the casino. She was also a very talented baker. Most of all Cordelia loved to spend time with family and friends.

She is survived by her grandchildren Greg “Skip” (Diane Lewis) Ristau and Tammy (Dale) Liska; great grandchildren Jennifer (Brandon) Bauleke, Joshua (Angie) Ristau, Katie Liska, Bethany Lewis; great great grandchildren Charles Bauleke, Briley Gorder, Wiliam Bauleke, Lucy Bauleke, Corbin Ristau, Cullin Ristau; Son-in-law Lavern “Skip” Ristau; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Cordelia was preceded in death by her husband Irvin; daughter Shirley Ristau; sister Pearl Knutson; and many other family members.

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