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Grace Olesen Aug. 12, 1926 – Jan. 16, 2017

Jan 17, 2017

Funeral services for Grace Olesen, 90, of Estherville, will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at Henry Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville with Pastor Mike Drew officiating. Interment will be at Superior Township Cemetery, Superior. Grace departed this life on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at Good Samaritan Society in Estherville.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral chapel in Estherville.

Grace (Russell) Olesen, was born on Aug. 12, 1926, to L.F. and Alice (Prescot) Russell in Midland, S.D.

As a child, Grace moved with her family to Superior, Iowa, where she attended school. She was employed at the Spirit Lake Bakery until her marriage to Arthur Pattison on Dec. 30, 1946. To this marriage there where four children born. The family made their home in Superior, and Grace enjoyed working at Winter’s Cafe. On Nov. 12, 1966, she was united in marriage to Orville Olesen in Estherville. Orville passed away on Oct. 11, 1997. Grace moved to Estherville, in 2002.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Superior.

Left to cherish Grace’s memory are her children, Mike (Linda) Pattison; Merle Pattison; Maureen Hatland all of Estherville; daughter-in-law, Kolleen Pattison of Graettinger, Iowa; step-son, David (Betty) Olesen of Fenton, Iowa; nine grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; six step great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews

Preceding Grace in death are her parents; husband; son, Marvin Pattison; son-in-law, Duane Hatland; step-son, Danny Olesen; four brothers, Earl, Coyne, George and Woody Russell; two sisters, Mary Harmon and Myrtle Gentry; two grandsons, and a great-grandson.