Carolyn T. “Carol” Olsen, 82, of Grand Island, formerly of St. Paul, died Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at Tiffany Square Care Center in Grand Island.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in St. Paul. The Rev. Rayappa Konka will celebrate the Mass. Cremation will take place following the Mass with a private family inurnment in the Elmwood Cemetery in St. Paul, at a later date.
Visitation will be Monday from 9 a.m. at the church, with the Rosary being recited at 9:30 a.m. Face masks are recommended.
Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is assisting the family.
Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.
Carol was born on Oct. 3, 1938, at Loup City, the daughter of Joseph P. and Valerie N. (Iwan) Larchick. She lived with her family on a farm north of Loup City, later moving into Loup City. She attended St. Josaphat’s Catholic School and graduated from Loup City High School in 1956.
After graduation she lived in Omaha where she worked at Mutual of Omaha.
She was united in marriage to Dale J. Olsen on May 24, 1958, at Loup City. The couple lived their entire married life in St. Paul, where they raised their seven children.
Dale died Dec. 27, 1999. In 2000, she moved to Grand Island where she worked for a time at Sam’s Club and lived the rest of her life.
She was a longtime member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church and its Council of Catholic Women. She was also a former member of Catholic Daughters of America.
Carol enjoyed painting ceramics, flowers and plants and baking and decorating birthday, graduation and wedding cakes.
She is survived by her children and spouses, Greg Olsen of Trinidad, CO, Jeff and LeeAnn Olsen of Lincoln, Bob and Cindy Olsen of Grand Island, Ron Olsen of Grand Island, Laura and Pete Berthelsen of St. Paul, Marcia and Matt Bolling of Central City and Cheryl and Brian Watson of Dannebrog; 8 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren, with another to be born next week; and two sisters and brothers-in-law, Bertha and Bill Jerabek of St. Paul and Joyce and Bob Clark of Morrison, CO.
In addition to her husband, Dale, she was preceded in death by her parents; a brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Dee Larchick; and a sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ann and Albert Leathers.