Olsen, Donna Lou (nee Brown)

Olsen, Donna Lou (nee Brown)

July 13, 1925 – October 17, 2015
Age 90 of Richfield. Donna was a loving wife, mother, artist, teacher, and an avid gardener.  She was born in Little Falls, MN and graduated from the Minneapolis School of Art.  Donna so loved natural beauty that she wrote essays on the subject, describing a first winter snowfall or a sunlit Lake Superior morning.  She also painted many watercolors of local beauty, especially of Madeline Island where she spent many days at her precious “Birdsong Cottage”.  Her last days were spent in comfort with her loving husband and children.  Donna is survived by husband, Paul; daughter Mia; son, Kirk (Susan); niece, Judy; nephews, Mike and Patrick.  A private memorial service will be held at a later date.