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Obituary - Virginia H. Olson and Charlotte L, Jirsa

Virginia H. Olson was born in Havre, December 11, 1935, to Alfred and Bernice Wilcox Laursen.

Virginia, a devout Methodist, began her journey home on September 20, 2020. Cremation has taken place.

Her sister Charlotte L Jirsa, was born October 7, 1934; died October 2, 2020. Cremation has taken place.

Graveside service for Virginia and Charlotte will be October 13th at 11 a.m., Highland Cemetery.

Virginia, small in stature, was known for her calm personality and quick laugh. She worked in housekeeping for 45 years, first at Deaconess Hospital and then at Northern Montana Hospital.

Charlotte lived in Helena and enjoyed painting, puzzles and dancing, but her greatest joy was her eight children and their families.

Virginia and Charlotte are survived by brother, Bob (Sandra) Laursen, sister Loretta Porter and sister-in-law Bernadine Laursen.

Charlotte is survived by eight children, Barbara Hands, Walter and Kenneth Thompson, Wayne (Vickie) Dion, Tammy (Gary) Berg, John Jirsa, Veronica Hinkle, Suzanne Hall, 25 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Both are survived by several nieces and nephews.

Both were preceded in death by parents, brothers Leroy and William, sister Arlene Laursen, Charlotte's granddaughter Karrah and spouses.

For Charlotte's picture and more information, see the Helena Independent Record newspaper.


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