Grace F. Olson


Grace Florence Olson, 87, passed away Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at Diamond Willow Assisted Living in Detroit Lakes, MN after a seven year battle with cancer.

Grace was born on January 7, 1934 in Fairmont, MN to Charles and Mary (Harder) Eickhoff. She attended a country school and in 1947 moved with her parents to Akeley, MN. On November 10, 1951 she married Marcus Eischens. They lived in Minneapolis until 1960 when they bought a farm in Two Inlets. Marcus died on November 11, 1972. Grace sold the farm in 1976 and moved to Park Rapids.

On December 27, 1980 she married Theodore Olson. They lived in Deer River, MN until April of 1984 when they bought a house in Park Rapids.

Grace was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Her hobbies were bowling, fishing, and gardening and she loved to make baby quilts for the great grandchildren.

Grace is preceded in death by her husbands, Marcus and Ted; her parents; 4 brothers and 2 sisters.

She is survived by her children, Charles (Georgianna) Eischens, Donald L. Eischens, Mary (Marvin) Girtz, Raymond Eischens, Marcus (Joann) Eischens; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Cease Famly Funeral Home Chapel in Park Rapids, MN. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Two Inlets at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Friends may leave memorials to the American Cancer Society and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  

Arrangements by Cease Family Funeral Home of Park Rapids, MN.