May 25, 1947 – May 17, 2019
Born in Minden, NE
Resided in Crete, NE

Margaret Olson

Margaret (Peggy) Olson, 71, of Crete passed away at Bryan Medical Center East in Lincoln on May 17, 2019. She was lovingly surrounded by family members Philip, Deborah, Scott, Jennipher, Ryley and Joslyn Olson; good friends Ann Slapnicka, Abby Duncan and Kathy Ozenbaugh. She was born May 25, 1947 in Minden, Nebraska, the eldest of five children, to Milton and Jane Olson.

Peggy was a graduate of Minden High School and Wayne State College. After receiving her BA in Education she went on to a long teaching career as an elementary teacher with the Crete Public Schools. Here she was an active member in local and state organizations. Upon retiring she enjoyed her time substitute teaching for the Dorchester Public Schools.

Peggy was a loving and dedicated mother to her children Chad and Cara Clabaugh. She treasured her time and memories with her beloved granddaughter Brynn Clabaugh. She loved antiquing and refinishing furniture, reading, visiting New Mexico for Southwestern finds, and Facebook chats. Her baked goods were generously shared with friends and family. Peggy’s sense of humor and infectious laugh will be greatly missed.

Inurnment will be in the Minden Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Crete Public Library. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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