Beverly Olsen

July 5, 1930 ~ September 1, 2015 (age 85)
Beverly Ann Marie Olsen, age 85, of New London, died Tuesday evening, September 1, at Glen Oaks Care Center in New London following a short battle with breast cancer.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 5, at Faith Lutheran Church in Spicer. Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in New London. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Arrangements are with the Peterson Brothers Green Lake Funeral Home in Spicer,

Beverly Ann Marie Olsen was born July 5, 1930 in Marshfield, Wisconsin, the daughter of Martin and Hilda (Hildebrandt) Kobs, in an upstairs room over her father's cheese factory. She received her education in a one room school house across the road from her home where she met and grew up with her first husband, Harvey Paasch. Beverly graduated from high school at the age of 16 and began working for Felker Oil Company as a bookkeeper. On September 24, 1949, Beverly was married to Harvey Paasch and they lived on a dairy farm outside of Marshfield. Harvey passed away after only six months of marriage. Beverly entered nursing school at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield that fall. In 1953, she earned her nursing degree and on August 22, 1953, was married to Rev. Floyd Olsen. She served in many different capacities as a RN over the years in Iowa and Wisconsin, as her husband was a Pastor and they moved often. In 1993, they retired and moved to New London, Minnesota. Beverly's hobbies included knitting, music and playing the accordion. She loved being a nurse, wife, mother and grandmother

She is survived by her husband, Rev. Floyd Olsen of New London; four children, Christian (and Terri) Olsen of Lakeville, Timothy (and Deb) Olsen of Madison, WI, Daniel (and Lilla) Olsen of Northfield, and Ellen (and Al) Peterson of Two Harbors; eleven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harland (and Diane) Kobs of Janesville, WI, and Darrell (and Terri) Kobs of Russellville, AR; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Harvey Paasch; sister, Jeanie; and an infant sister.

Cemetery Details

Oak Hill Cemetery

New London, MN, 56273


SEP 5. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Faith Lutheran Church

310 Medayto Drive

Spicer, MN, US, 56288


SEP 5. 11:00 AM

Faith Lutheran Church

310 Medayto Drive

Spicer, MN, US, 56288

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