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“Gary and Linda - Sorry ot hear of your loss. I only just found out from my daughter, Mandy. I lived two doors south of your mom - from 1972 to 1996....Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Glynis - Oelwein, IA

“Linda, Gary and Family~ I am so sorry to hear of Edna's passing, I still cant believe it, I was just in town visiting my Dad with my family and had...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Mandy (Casillas) Burr - MN

“Linda and Gary, my deepest sympathy in the loss of your mom. She was a very sweet lady and always a good neighbor. I must apologize for not getting...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Linda (DeBacker) Stone Bass - IL

“We will remember Edna as the Pretty lady with the lovely smile who had a special way with color. Cheerful and charming, she will be missed. God...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Harry and Ann Robinson Rock Island, Il - IL

“Dear Gary & Linda, I have many wonderful memories of our families being together and sharing so much since the early 1950's. You had wonderful...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Eulalia Dunn - Moline, IL

“To the family of Edna Olson: she will be missed. I worked with her a couple weeks ago mailing the church newsletter her death came a surprise. You...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Anna & Myron Yoeckel - Moline, IL

“Edna was a wonderful woman. I have many memories of her kind personality and sweet heart. I'm so very sorry to hear of her passing. My condolences...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Mandy Ball - Cordova, TN

“Linda. my most sincere and heartfelt condolences to you and your entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with you always, most especially during...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Diane - Victorville, CA

“I grew up with Edna as my neighbor. We used to bring her May Day baskets and help her water her flowers and do yard work, etc. She was such a kind,...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Abby Cox - Moline, IL - Neighbor

“Gary, Linda and Families:Please accept our sincere sympathy on the passing of your mother. We know you face difficult days ahead. You are in our...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Linnea E. Thompson & Staff - IL

“Your kind smile and generous heart have touched so many lives. Thank you for raising such a wonderful daughter. You will be missed and remembered...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Marsha Cutter - Vancouver, WA

“I thank you for all you did for me and making me who I am today. You were a strong, tenacious woman. I love you so much and will cherish our last 10...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Linda - portland, OR - Daughter


Edna M. Olson, 87, of Moline, IL, died Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus, Silvis, following a brief illness.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., 6601 38th Avenue, Moline. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to River Bend FoodBank, 309 12th Street, Moline, IL 61265 or to Moline Viking Scholarship Fund, 1450 41st Street, Moline, IL, 61265.

Edna was born on April 21, 1925 in Owatonna, MN, the daughter of Carl and Anna (Nyquist) Bergstrom. She graduated from Moline High School Class of 1943 and later married Henning F. Olson on July 8, 1943 in Camp Hood, TX. He preceded her in death on August 30, 1988. Edna worked in the stockroom for JC Penney, retiring in 1987. She was a member of Salem Lutheran Church as well as Clara Lodge #118 of the Moline Viking Club.

Survivors include

Son Gary Olson and wife Marty Calwell Escondido, CA
Daughter Linda Anderson and husband Ray Fife Portland, OR

She was preceded in death by her husband; and sisters, Ruth, Helen, Florence, and Margaret.

Online condolences may be left for the family by visiting her obituary at www.esterdahl.com.

Funeral Home
Esterdahl Mortuary
6601 38th Ave. Moline, IL 61265
Tel. (309) 736-7100

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