Ellen Mae “Pitsy” Olson, age 76, a lifelong resident of Randolph, MN, died at her home on Saturday evening, July 13, 2019.
Pitsy was born at home in Randolph on October 9, 1942, the daughter of Clarence and Helen (Weinel) Erickson. She graduated form Randolph High School and went on to St. Paul Beauty School.
Pitsy worked at Lorentz Meats in Cannon Falls for many years. She also drove bus for Randolph Schools and was a waitress at Curt’s Cannonball Truck Stop. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Randolph, where she was active in the United Methodist Women. She had also volunteered as a Randolph City election judge and served on the boards of Lakeside Cemetery Association and Randolph Historical Society.
Pitsy enjoyed the outdoors, including flower gardening and fishing. She also crocheted scarves and prayer shawls that she donated to women’s shelters. Pitsy's other passion was cooking and being in the kitchen; no friend left her home hungry!
She is survived by her significant other, Harlan Lichty; her children, Gregg Morrill (Sandy Hannah) of Cannon Falls, Brian (Teresa) Morrill of Apple Valley, Melissa (Dan) Robinson of Sogn, and Kelly Rapp of Cannon Falls; eight grandchildren, Chad Plaster of River Falls, WI, Blake Robinson of Dennison, Chase Robinson (Bridget Bauer) of Randolph, Ian Morrill of Minneapolis, Tory Morrill of Cottage Grove, Megan Morrill of Eagan, Riley Rapp and Madie Rapp, both of Cannon Falls; five great grandchildren, Boone, Colt, and Isla Robinson, Maelena and Roman DiIoia; and special uncle and aunt, Jim and Sharon Weinel of Rosemount and their family.
Pitsy was preceded in death by her parents, Helen and Clarence Erickson; grandparents, Dan and Gladys Weinel; and husband, Ole Olson.
Visitation will be held on Friday, July 19 from 4-7 p.m. at Lundberg Funeral Home, Cannon Falls. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 20 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation from 10-11 a.m., at Christ United Methodist Church, 29470 Gaylord Ave., Cannon Falls.