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Sandra Olson 10/01/2021

Sandra M. Olson, age 73 of River Falls, WI, died on Friday, October 1, 2021, at her home. She was born on September 17, 1948, in St. Paul, Minnesota to Jennings (Joe) and Muriel Johnson. Sandra graduated from St. Paul Central High School, and at the age of 50, went back to school and earned her degree in IT at Brown College. Sandra married Keith Olson. Sandra worked at Cenex and at HealthPartners from which she retired. Sandra loved to travel and took many trips to the Hawaiian Islands. She also took many salmon fishing trips on Lake Michigan with her friends. She loved canning, hunting, and archery. Sandra enjoyed sitting on the porch with the dogs watching her many hummingbirds. Sandra loved to throw parties. Her smile and presence always lit up the room. She will be deeply, deeply missed. Sandra is survived by her husband, Keith Olson; her children, Jimmy, Brian, and Dawnmarie Luedtke; grandchildren, Alisha Marie (Ken) Armstrong, Blaine and Blake Luedtke; great-grandchildren, Decklin, Brody, and Briggs Armstrong; step-children, Brent Olson and Paige Olson; former husband, James Luedtke. Sandra is preceded in death by her parents, Jennings (Joe) and Muriel Johnson; and her aunt Marion (John) Murphy. A Celebration of Life was held on Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 1:00-4:00PM at Johnnie’s Bar (116 North Main Street) in River Falls.  Cremation service provided by Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.


  • Carol Helminiak Posted October 8, 2021 4:35 pm

    Keith and Sandy’s family I’m sending my thoughts and prayers to you all. I feel so sad.

  • Debbie Peterson Posted October 11, 2021 10:33 am

    We are so sorry for your loss Keith. We always enjoyed Sandy! She would greet me with a hug and Dale with a slug in the arm and a grin! Always fun to with❤

    • Dawn Marie luedtke Posted October 24, 2021 12:39 pm

      We are having a celebration of life for her at Johnny’s bar on November 13th from 1:00 to 4:00

  • Bev Richards Posted October 12, 2021 11:23 am

    I am so sorry Keith I loved car pooling with Sandy we had many talks & laughs together
    Thinking of you & sending prayers

  • Bill Johnston Posted October 13, 2021 7:10 am

    Prayers to Keith and family 🙏🙏🙏

  • Ruth & Ken Posted October 13, 2021 9:32 am

    Keith we are so sorry for the loss of this special woman in your life. Prayers are with you as you spend time with great memories.

  • Dan Swanson Posted March 10, 2022 6:01 am

    So shocked to learn of her passing. Thinking of you Keith at this time of loss.

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