The funeral for Beulah Olson, 101, of Minneota, will be Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church in Minneota. Interment will follow the service at Hope Lutheran Cemetery. A recording of the service will be available later at www.horvathfuneralservice.com.
Beulah Alvera Olson was born April 18, 1920, in Jeffers to Alma and John Albright. She was baptized in the Jeffers Evangelical Lutheran Church and confirmed in the Methodist Church. Following graduation from Jeffers High School, she attended business college in Mankato and then worked for an attorney in Windom.
Beulah and Gerald Olson were married September 12, 1942, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Walnut Grove. Because Gerald was serving in the U.S. Army, Beulah joined him in Seattle and then lived in Walnut Grove when Gerald served in Alaska and Burma. Following the war, she and Gerald lived in veterans' housing at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter and then moved to Waldorf for two years. In 1948, they moved to Minneota where Gerald was a teacher and principal.
Beulah was active in community and church organizations, including the American Legion Auxiliary #199 as an office holder. She sold remembrance poppies from her teen years into her nineties, missing only one year for the birth of a child. She held offices at Hope Lutheran Church, taught Sunday school for sixteen years, was active with the Cheer Committee, and served as an Altar Guild member for fifty years. She was a Girl Scout leader and a supporter of 4-H, always grateful for her own 4-H experiences.
Beulah worked at First Bank in Minneota for twenty years as the supervisor of bookkeeping and was a dedicated supporter of Minneota Public Schools, both in attending events and warmly welcoming faculty. She was a long-time member of Get Together Club and an avid and skilled bridge player. She enjoyed sewing, going to garage sales, spending winter months in Texas, being a loyal friend, and visiting family in many parts of the country. She chose to age in Minneota. Her family is appreciative of the generous help she received from friends and the warm care she received in the Madison Avenue Apartments and the Minneota Manor.
Beulah died on November 19, 2021, at the age of 101 years and seven months. She is survived by Lynn (Walter) Zander of Salinas, California and Hope (David) Vasholz of Columbia, Maryland, as well as granddaughters Kristin, Stacy, Kelly, and Beret and their families.