Nancy Jo Olson, age 65, passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2022, at New Ulm Medical Center, New Ulm, Minnesota.
Arrangements are pending with the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson.
Nancy Jo Louise Olson was born and raised in Mandan, ND. Her parents were Helen Werre Woodwick and Walter J. Woodwick. When Nancy was a toddler, she was one of the winners in a beautiful baby contest in Bismarck, ND. Her childhood in a small North Dakota town meant she and her siblings could walk to the cinema, swimming pool, Dairy Queen, go ice skating, sledding, and enjoy all the wonderful activities of a safe, small town in the 1960’s. She graduated from Mandan High School in 1976.
Nancy met and married Randy Olson in 1977. They originally lived in Mandan, North Dakota. They had two daughters; Melissa Joy and Jennifer Kay. They later moved to Hutchinson, MN to raise their daughters. Nancy spent the bulk of her career working for 3M.
Nancy loved to fish and camp. She loved Christmas baking and would bake delicacies such as; butterballs, nutmeg logs, and M&M cookies. She loved to make huge batches of pickles and plant flowers. Nancy’s most enduring quality was a contagious “crazy” laughter. She lived to laugh and her eyes would light up and she would hit the table, laughing hysterically. Her laughter and sense of merriment will be
greatly missed. She had a big generous heart and would wish her family and friends Good Morning by text message each morning.
Nancy passed away at New Ulm Medical Center in New Ulm, MN after a wintertime accident where her vehicle skidded off the side of the highway after a recent storm.
Nancy is survived by her
Daughters Melissa (Brian) Christensen of Hutchinson, MN,
and Jennifer (Chris) Carrillo of Hutchinson, MN;
Grandchildren Michael, Emily, Cooper, Easton, Kaidin, Kami, and Haze;
Siblings Rosemarie (Charles) Propst of Red Wing, MN,
Peggy Hawkins of Medellin, Colombia,
James (Connie) Woodwick of Crane, TX,
and DiAnne (Jeffrey) Doll of Missoula, MT;
Randy Olson of Hutchinson, MN;
Friend Marv of Lafayette, MN;
as well as many other friends and family.
Nancy was preceded in death by her parents Walter and Helen Woodwick and her brother Roger J. Woodwick..
Nancy was a beloved Mother, Grandmother, sister, aunt and friend who will be greatly missed by all those she touched.
Peggy Woodwick says
Dear Melissa and Jen, family and friends
I am heartbroken and saddened over the passing of my sister, Nancy. It was a terrible wintertime accident. The day before, we spent the day texting and chatting. She was happy and upbeat. I was given that gift. I will cherish it. Nancy, I will miss your laughter and will remember growing up with you with fondness.
May, God bless your heavenly homecoming, sister. My thoughts, prayers and profound sympathies are with Nancy’s family and friends.
With much love, Peggy
Kathy Quast Bogatzki says
My Heart feel so heavy to hear of this. I worked with Nancy at HTI years ago. Not to mention going out to have a couple of cocktails with your Folks. The last time I talked to her was when she worked at Menards in the paint department, she was thinking of trying to get in 3m. She had a laugh that the world could hear. May You Rest in Peace Nancy.
Rose Propst says
Just to let you know that we loved your Mom so much and was always rooting for her recovery. I know she had a long and tough struggle these past years, but tried so hard to get through those times and come out as a survivor.. She did loose that fight but left us knowing that she was welcomed with open loving arms by our Lord Jesus Christ, and also with smiles and hugs from Mom and Dad and brother Roger. She will always be remembered with love and fun memories of our childhood together, and you beautiful girls and grandchildren she left. Aunt Rose
DiAnne Doll says
Dear Melissa & Jen, family
Words can’t even explain how sorry
we are for your loss. Nancy loved you all so very much. I will miss my sister’s laughter & smile. I already miss my good morning text from her. I know you all do as well. She is now our angel in heaven & I will look for her signs she is sending us from her heavenly home. We hold you all in our prayers.
Aunt DiAnne & Uncle Jeff
Former HTI'er says
To Nancy’s family,
I worked with her a long time ago but never forgot her. She was a beautiful soul! Loved her true love for life, her laugh was definitely infectious! I am so very sorry for your loss!