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Patricia "Pati" Veryle Olson
December 6, 1933 - April 2, 2024

Place of Birth: Williston, North Dakota
Residence: Williston, North Dakota
Age: 90



Patricia “Pati” Olson, 90, of Williston, ND passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at Bethel Lutheran Nursing and Rehabilitation Home in Williston, ND.

Patricia “Pati” Handrum was born December 6th, 1933, in Williston, North Dakota to Noral and Zella Handrum. Pati was one of three siblings, a middle daughter born between older sister, Kay, and younger sister, Nancy. She attended school in Williston, North Dakota and graduated from high school in 1951.

On June 7th, 1952, Pati was united in marriage to Elvin Olson. Elvin and Pati had a double wedding with his sister Helene and Duane Diedrich in Williston, North Dakota. Shortly after, Elvin took over the family farm, where he and Pati resided, and they started their life together. They were blessed with three sons: Brad, Ryan, and Rick. Elvin and Pati were married for 68 years.

Throughout the years, Pati was active in the Methodist Church and numerous farming and ranching programs. Pati especially loved to golf, and she even managed to hit a hole in one in 2017! Pati’s greatest joy was being a farm wife, where you could find her packing lunches, hauling grain, and lending a helping hand to ensure the farm operations kept going. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and in her later years, you could find her on Friday nights at the Moose.

Above all else, Pati loved her family.

Pati was preceded in death by her husband, Elvin; her son, Brad; her daughter-in-law, Debby; her parents Noral and Zella; and her sister, Nancy Sheehan.

Pati is survived by her children, Ryan Olson, and Rick (Barb) Olson, all of Williston; sister, Kay Bakken, Renton, Washington; daughter-in-law, Marilyn Olson, Williston. She is also survived by her grandchildren; Taylor Olson (Jordon Evert), Williston; Whitney (Jason) Stephenson, Williston; Channing (Ken) Rohlf, Collinsville, Oklahoma; Chennille (Jon) Currier, St. Louis, Missouri; Cheyenne Kinzie (Ashton), Williston; Christian (Heather) Olson, Williston; Nichole Koch, Williston; Libby (Darin) Burau, Williston; Eric Olson, Colorado Springs, Colorado; and by her 24 great grandchildren. Additionally, Pati is survived by brothers-in-law, a sister-in-law, many cousins, family, and friends.

Memorial Contribution
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests memorials can be sent to Faith United Methodist Church.

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Jasmin Green (Williston , ND)
Apr 2, 2024
My deepest condolences to Pati's family. I always enjoyed her company when working and she would come to the moose lodge. I'm so heartbroken to hear of her passing.
Connie Egge (Epping, NORTH DAKOTA)
Apr 2, 2024
My sincerest sympathy to all of Pati's family -- she will be missed.
Katherine Kopp (DES LACS, ND)
Apr 3, 2024
What a dear lady. I worked with her on the Farm Bureau Womens committee. We had great times.
Adrene Hill (Ray, ND)
Apr 3, 2024
Condolences to all of Pati’s family.
Jill Christensen (Williston, ND)
Apr 3, 2024
So sorry to hear of the loss of Pati. I truly enjoyed visiting with her when we would run into each other. May she RIP.
Marri Hammer
Apr 3, 2024
So sorry for the loss of Pati! She was a sweet lady!
Sylvia McCauley (Williston, North Dakota)
Apr 3, 2024
Our sympathy to Pati's family. So sorry to hear of her passing! Met Pati years ago on the golf course and golf in many tournaments together at the Country Club! We then golfed together at the Muni with the Tuesday Ladies. Considered her a great friend ! She was always do fun and friendly. Feel Blessed to have known her and will cherish the fun memories!
Jeanne Knudsvig
Apr 3, 2024
Our prayers & thoughts are with all of you. Keep her memories close to your hearts to help you through the days ahead...
Sincere sympathy
Jeanne & Bonnie Smith
Elaine and Larry Doeden (Williston, ND)
Apr 4, 2024
Pati was a very special woman and I have many great memories of her through church and Sunrise Circle. We want to extend our deepest sympathies to her family for your loss. May the Lord be your comfort today and every day!!! Sincerely, Elaine and Larry Doeden
Pete and Joni Andre (Williston, ND)
Apr 4, 2024
To Pati’s family, so sorry to hear of Pati passing.
It was an honor to know this wonderful lady! We saw each other at many friends/family events. We also talked many times at the Moose!! I played golf with Pati many summers. Pati had the best sense of humor, always joking. She will be dearly missed.
Elaine and Larry Doeden (Williston, ND)
Apr 5, 2024
Pati was a very special woman and I have many great memories of her through church and Sunrise Circle. We want to extend our deepest sympathies to her family for your loss. May the Lord be your comfort today and every day!!! Sincerely, Elaine and Larry Doeden
Tamy Monson
Apr 7, 2024
Ryan,Rick & families
I’m so sorry to hear about Patti..she was such a sweetheart so pleasant to visit with she always had time to say hi..sending you all many thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time..cherish her memories & hold them close to your hearts.
Ken Bakken (Bellingham, WA)
Apr 8, 2024
From the day I was born Auntie Pat has been in my life. The entire Olson family created memories for me that have been and will always be there for me.

Sally and I (Kenny) send our love and condolences.
Delores Grimson (Ray, N D)
Apr 10, 2024
Sympathy to the family of Pati. I enjoyed visiting with her and friends at the Ray golf course.
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