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April 21, 2013

Dixie L. (Lori) Olson, 87; of New Albany

Funeral services for Dixie L. (Lori) Olson, 87, of New Albany, will be at noon Wednesday, April 24, at the Charlestown Road Chapel of Kraft Funeral Services in New Albany, with private burial in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park. She died Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in New Albany.

She was born March 22, 1926 in New Albany to the late John and Viola Whitten Lori. Dixie retired from Colgate-Palmolive and was a member of the VFW Post #3281 Ladies Auxiliary and American Legion #28. 

Survivors include her son, Roger Olson and his wife, Pam, of New Albany; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Melroy Olson; a daughter, Sharon Lori; and siblings, Bud, Ed, Frank, Ruth, Liz and John.

A very special thank you is extended to Dixie’s niece, Ginny, and her late husband, Mike, for their support and care.

Visitation at the funeral home will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday. 

Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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