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Rural Perham murder: Pipe wrench reportedly used in brutal killing of mother, son

Marilyn Elaine Olson

Marilyn Elaine

Olson

Marilyn Elaine Olson (formerly Holmstrom, nee Figg), age 85, of Ottertail, MN, and previously of Roseville, MN, passed into the arms of Jesus on December 26, 2017.

She was born in St. Paul, MN, graduated from Murray High School and was a faithful member of the former Knox Presbyterian Church in St. Paul and United Methodist Church in Perham.

She was preceded in death by her first husband Donald R. Holmstrom; son Robert; grandson Noah Guenther; parents Ernest and Herma Figg; step-mother Pearl Figg; in-laws Mauritz and Sigrid Holmstrom; brothers Ernest "Bud" Figg and Carl Figg; sisters-in-law Betty Figg, Bev Holmstrom and Pearl Sammler; and brothers-in-law Kenneth Holmstrom and Harold Sammler.

She is survived by her loving husband Donald B. Olson; children Diane (Jeff) Halseth, Doug (Carla) Holmstrom, Gerald (Debbie) Holmstrom, Neal (Maureen) Holmstrom, Nancy (Greg) Guenther and Elaine Holmstrom (Brian Dobberstein); grandchildren Jenny Halseth-Thompson, Alisa Rogers, Heidi Block, Adam Holmstrom, Daniel Holmstrom, Kelli Holmstrom, Mari Isotalo, Laci Podmore, Nicholas Guenther, Katie Guenther, Klayton Guenther, Jeremy Holmstrom and Dylan Kortus and their spouses/significant others; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; sister-in-law Lorainne Figg; and many nieces, nephews and special friends.

The first funeral service will be Friday, December 29 beginning at 1:00 p.m. at United Methodist Church in Perham. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

The second funeral service will be Saturday, December 30 beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Sunset Funeral Home Chapel in Minneapolis, MN. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow the service.

Schoeneberger Funeral & Cremation Service, Perham, MN (218) 346-5175 www.schoenebergerfh.com

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