Eileen F. Olson


Eileen F. Olson, 97, of Superior, died Sunday, October 16, 2022, at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center, in Duluth.

She was born February 24, 1925, in Superior, daughter of Fred and Theresa (Miller) Cronemiller.

In 1942, Eileen graduated from Superior East High School. She joined the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps, completing her nursing training in Ashland, WI at St. Joseph’s Hospital. She later earned her bachelor’s degree from U.W.S.

On August 23, 1947, Eileen married Lloyd Olson. They moved temporarily to St. Louis, MO, while Lloyd attended school, and she worked as a labor and delivery nurse. After returning to Superior, she continued her nursing career, working at St. Francis, St. Joseph’s and Superior Memorial Hospitals. She finished her career as a nursing instructor at W.I.T.C., in Superior.

Eileen was always busy and enjoyed many activities including cross-country skiing, ice skating, and swimming, even at 94 years of age. She loved to cook and host dinners for their many friends. Summers throughout her life were spent at the family cabin in Iron River, which her father built when she was a child. Above all, she cherished time with family and grandchildren, and looked forward to holiday gatherings and annual Fourth of July celebrations with everyone at the cabin. Eileen belonged to United Presbyterian where she was the longest and oldest member. She also volunteered her time at the hospital in Superior. Her energetic and positive spirit will be missed by all who knew her.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Lloyd Olson; son, Charles Olson; sister, Lorraine Lowry; and stepmother, Anna Nelson.

Survivors include her daughter, Lori “Raine” (Terry Jezwinski) Zinck, Madison, WI; son, Barry (Vicki Arndt) Olson, Bigfork, MT; daughter-in-law, Barb Olson, Superior; grandchildren, Ryan Zinck, Carey (Mike) Swift, Alissa (Andy) Barks, Amanda (Joe) Sclavi, Dani (Brian Mattson) Olson, Lena Olson, and Tom Olson; great-grandchildren, Silas and Remy Swift, and Miles and Mari Barks; and nieces and nephews.

Visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m. until the 11:30 a.m. service, on Thursday, December 1, 2022, at United Presbyterian Church, Superior.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Superior Rehabilitation Center for her care over the last 20 months.

Should friends desire, memorials may be made to United Presbyterian Church or to a nursing scholarship at Northwood Technical College, Superior.

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