Private family graveside for Mildred Katherine Olsen, 88, Lawrence will be held at a later date in Pioneer Cemetery, Lawrence, KS. She died June 9, 2016 at the University of Kansas Hospital.
She was born on March 1, 1928 in Lacrosse, Wisconsin, the daughter of Julian B. and Bertha Dellenbach Jorgenson.
Mildred was a homemaker and an accomplished artist. She also enjoyed sewing and gardening. She was an avid bridge player and a card shark. She was a member of P.E.O., the Garden Club, and the University Women’s Club. Most importantly she was a wonderful Wife, Mother, Gramma, Great Gramma, Great-Great Gramma and a devoted friend.
Mildred married Ronald Ramon Olsen on September 7, 1949 in Lacrosse, Wisconsin. He preceded her in death on May 15, 2013.
Survivors include three children, Jodde (Olsen) Lanning, Overland Park, KS, Tod R. Olsen and wife, Karen, Camarillo, CA, Dana Olsen Forio, Lawrence, KS; six grandchildren, Stacee Lanning Sheets, Kortnee Sorbin, Ian R. Olsen, Cale D. Olsen, Kendal Forio Smith, Devin R. Forio; nine great grandchildren, Evan, Grant, Jack, Brady, Autumn, Spencer, Aubree, Charlee, Ryker and one great-great granddaughter, Hadlee. She is also survived by a brother, Robert Jorgenson and a sister, Helen Walsh.
Memorial contributions may be sent in her name to Van Go Mobile Arts, Inc., 715 New Jersey Street, Lawrence, Kansas 66049 or the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St., Lawrence, Kansas 66044 or may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street Lawrence, Kansas 66044.