Olhausen, Marlene Kay 84

Marlene Kay Olhausen was born December 1, 1938, to William and Alvie Frerk in Sutherland, IA. The 2nd eldest of six children, she grew up on the family farm where she learned the ethics of hard work, love of family and respect for others.
After graduation, Marlene married her high school sweetheart, Jim Olhausen. Together they began to raise a family of three children: Kim, Tony and Brent. In 1972, the family moved to Alexandria, MN where Jim and Marlene owned and operated the Lazy Day Villa resort on Lake Carlos. After nearly a decade, the resort was sold and Marlene started a new career at the First National Bank (US Bank) in Alexandria where she continued to work until her retirement. However, after finding out that retirement wasn’t really her “thing”, she went back to work as a cashier at Mills Fleet Farm for several years before moving to Cokato, MN.
Second only to the love she had for her family and friends, Marlene truly loved the “outdoors” and all the sights and smells that nature had to offer. Whether going on daily walks, cross country skiing, filling a bird feeder or working in the yard, she always needed her “daily dose” of fresh air!
Marlene was always a big reader and also enjoyed music of all types and especially enjoyed attending “Music in the Park” during the summers in Alexandria. She was an active member of her church, singing in choir for many years as well as teaching Sunday school and serving on various committees over the years.
On the morning of September 15, 2023, Marlene passed peacefully to be with the Lord. She is survived by her children; Kim (Tom) Morris of Annandale, MN, and Brent (Kim) Olhausen of Garfield, MN. Daughter-in-law Paula Olhausen of Baltimore, MD. Grandchildren; Mark Morris, Isaiah Morris, Maria (Tim) Ingle, Mackenzie Morris, Taylor (Liz) Morical, Blake (Taylor) Olhausen, Adam Olhausen, and Ashley Olhausen. Great grandchildren; Elijah, Gabriel, and Hanna Morris, Laurel and Merle Morical. Sisters; LaDonna Frolkey and Darla Deberg. Brother; Bill (Carol) Frerk. Brothers-in-law; Herman Rahbusch and Lyle Olhausen. Sister-in-law; Ardine Olhausen. Many nieces and nephews.
She is proceeded in death by her parents William and Alvie; Son, Tony; Sisters, Glenda Rahbusch and Alice Pippert; Brothers-in-law, Verlus (Pip) Pippert, Mike Frolkey, Bob Olhausen and Keith Olhausen; Sisters-in-law, Linda Olhausen and Norma Olhausen; Nephew, Mike Olhausen and Niece, Natasha Olhausen.
A private family service will be held in Sutherland, IA. Burial will be at Waterman Cemetery in Sutherland IA. Arrangements by Swanson Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato, MN.