Dodie was born July 30, 1925, in Moran Township, Todd County, to John & Agnes (Sumey) Bican. She graduated from the Clarissa High School and on June 24, 1947 married Vernon Olson at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Clarissa. Dodie worked various jobs: she farmed along with Vernon on their farm in Iona Township, waitressed at the Pine Café, cooked at Land O Lakes and for many years bartended at the Browerville Vets Club and the Browerville Liquor Store. She enjoyed gardening, going to the Casino and Wednesday night wings. Dodie was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary and Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church.
Dodie is preceded in death by her parents; husband Vernon, son Mark, granddaughter Felicia, great granddaughter Chelsea, great grandson Logan and brother Norman.
Dodie is survived by her children: Ron Olson of Eagan, Linda (Terry) Walker of Hudson, WI, Steve (Deb) Olson of Browerville, Gene Olson of Hudson, WI and Rick Olson of Little Falls; 9 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 6 great great grandchildren and siblings: Jack Bican of Clarissa, Warren Bican of Isanti and Sharon (Bob) Host of Clarissa.