Dorothy J. Olson

HOUGHTON CANAL — Dorothy J. Olson, 93, of the Houghton Canal area, died Thursday, April 20, 2017, at the Lighthouse Hancock.

She was born June 19, 1923, in Hancock, a daughter of the late Helmer and Lempi (Long) Kuru and was a graduate of the Houghton High School.

On July 12, 1941, she was married to Arthur H. Olson in Hancock. The couple moved to Marion, Indiana, in 1958, where Dorothy did clerical work in a VA Hospital dental office. Following Art’s retirement, the couple returned to the area. Art passed away July 5, 2009.

Dorothy was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Hancock.

She is survived by a son, Gerald (Linda) Olson of Kenosha, Wisconsin; four grandchildren, Dawn (Douglas) McElmury, Kelly Olson, Jeanne (Daniel) Henry and Tamara Olson; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Beatrice Sutinen of Houghton; and a daughter-in-law, Janice Olson of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Besides her parents and husband, Dorothy is also preceded in death by a son, Stanley Olson; one brother, Kenneth; and two sisters, Alice and Elsie.

A graveside service will be held June 10, 2017, at the Oskar Cemetery with a time to be announced at a later date.

Arrangements are being handled by the Jukuri-Antila Funeral Home of Hancock, Antila Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences maybe expressed to the family at