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Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Sylvia Opal Olson
May 10, 1926 - March 3, 2019

Place of Birth: Mountrail County, ND
Residence: Tioga, ND, more recently of Stanley, ND
Age: 92

Sylvia was born May 10, 1926 in Mountrail County to Sigurd and Olga Bakke. Sylvia was the fifth of ten children. She grew up on the family farm and attended the Cottonwood Township country school through the 8th grade, then roomed in Stanley, attended and graduated from Stanley High School.

Alton Olson and Sylvia were married on November 19, 1946. They lived on their farm southwest of Powers Lake and later moved to Tioga where they made their permanent home. They raised two children, Allene (Charles) Backman of Madison, WI and Cary Olson of Tioga.

Sylvia was a wonderful homemaker and her homemade buns were very popular. They were fondly referred to as “Sylvia Buns” and were requested at many family gatherings. She was always busy baking, sewing, knitting washcloths for gifting, crocheting afghans and doing other needlework through the years.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Tioga and involved as a Sunday School teacher, an Awana’s teacher, and on the kitchen social committee. Sylvia was a member of the Tioga Senior Citizens and a charter member of the Tioga Sons of Norway.

Sylvia was a loving mother, a caring grandmother to two grand-daughters and a special aunt to numerous nieces and nephews.

Sylvia is survived by her son, Cary Olson of Tioga and her daughter, Allene (Charles) Backman of Madison, WI; her grand-daughters, Carrie Jane (John) Mesoloras of Madison, WI, Maureen (Steve) Holt of San Francisco, CA;sister, Nina Williams of Cottonwood, AZ and brother, Ernie Bakke of Oronoco, MN.

Sylvia was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Alton; siblings, Alvin Bernice, George, Lewis “Benny”, Ole, Maurice, Thora and an infant son.

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Pamela Nelson
Mar 4, 2019
Sylvia was a part of my life since I was a child. What an awesome lady! She will be missed but I know that she is living in a new body and visiting with her siblings who have passed before her.
Sharon and Dennis Kvalheim (Dickinson, ND)
Mar 4, 2019
Allene, Cary and family of Sylvia, Dennis and I want to send you our hearful sympathy and prayers in your loss. Sylvia was a very special aunt and I will always remember all the good times I had with her growing up. RIP Sylvia! Love Sharon and Dennis
Williams Family
Mar 5, 2019
Our family would like to express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mrs. Sylvia Opal Olson. Words fail to capture the pain of losing a loved one, and death is truly a painful enemy to the human family. Please take comfort in 2 scriptures found in God’s Word the Bible. John 5:28,29 speaks of the resurrection, and Revelation 21:3,4 promises the time in the future when death and mourning will be no more. Our prayers are with you.
Marlys and Howard Bartels (Peoria, Arizona)
Mar 5, 2019
Allene, Cary and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Aunt Sylvia was a very special Aunt. So very happy now that Howard and I stopped and visited with her last summer. Can remember staying with her and Uncle Alton at the farm in our younger years. Cherish your memories too.
Love Marlys and Howard
Kathy Walser (Rhame, ND)
Mar 7, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you mourn the loss of Sylvia. She was a lovely lady and great hostess during the many visits I made to Tioga during the college years and early teaching years. So sorry for your loss.
Cheryl Simpson (Ray, ND )
Mar 11, 2019
So sad to read of Sylvia’s passing. I met Sylvia through my mom Anna Nelson Steen. They roomed together in high school. They’re together again in their new home, however the home they yearned for. RIP Sylvia, we will meet again.
Miles & Sharon Albertson (Tioga, ND)
Mar 18, 2019
Allene, Cary and family. Sylvia was such a special lady! Always had a smile! Enjoyed visiting with her! Our deepest sympathy!
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