Margaret ‘Peggy’ Olson

Peggy passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at the Hillsboro Medical Center at the age of 90.

Margaret N. Bushaw was born on February 28, 1930 in Michigan City, IN, the daughter of Dave and Amanda Bushaw. At an early age, she moved with her family to Remer, MN where she grew up and received her education. Peggy was united in marriage to Gerald Olson on October 27, 1948 in Walker, MN. A son, Michael, was born to this union on October 7, 1952. Together they made their home in Grand Forks, ND until 1958 when they moved to Langdon and Petersburg, ND. In 1962 they moved to Hillsboro where she has lived since that time.

Peggy worked for the Hillsboro Elementary School for 19 years as Head Cook. After her retirement from the school, she helped many people with housekeeping and provided day care for many area families – opening her home day care in 1993. Peggy was a lifelong member of the VFW Auxiliary, and a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church where she was active in WELCA and Ladies Circle.

Peggy was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald; her son, Michael; and her brother, Pat Bushaw; her four sisters – Jan, Joann, Beverly and Frances.

Peggy is survived by her daughter-in-law, Nancy Olson of Hillsboro; her grandson, Charles “Chip” (Angie) Olson of Battle Lake, MN; her granddaughter, Crystal (Tom) Ellis of White Settlement, TX; and her sister, Bonnie Renn of Remer, MN. Also surviving are her very special great-grandchildren – Ashely (Kyle) Thompson, Dustin Olson, Kaylie Olson and Alyssa Ellis; several nieces and nephew and many other very dear relatives.

Visitation was from 5-7 PM Thursday, October 29, 2020 at Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home in Hillsboro – and also one hour prior to the service in the church on Friday.

Prayer Service was at 7 PM Thursday at Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home in Hillsboro.

Memorial Service: 10 AM Friday at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hillsboro.

Burial: Riverside Cemetery in Hillsboro.

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