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Joni Olafson

1944 – 2021

It is with great sadness that the family of Joni Kramer Olafson announce her passing. Joni passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on October 12, 2021.

Joni Kramer was born on June 14, 1944 in Walker, MN and graduated Akeley High School in 1962. After graduation Joni moved to Minneapolis and worked at First National Bank for several years. Joni married Stanley Olafson and they moved to Montana for several years where they welcomed daughters Tracy and Kelly. Unfortunately the marriage didn’t last and Joni and the girls returned to Akeley in 1974.

Joni had a full and wonderful life and as a typical Kramer never met a stranger! She enjoyed a large circle of friends and spent many hours shaking dice and hootin’ and hollerin’ with her buddies!

Joni also enjoyed bowling and whist but hated bingo! She will definitely be missed by all of her friends at the Nevis Senior Center and also Park Villa Apartments.

Joni is survived by daughters Tracy and Kelly, grandchildren Jamie and Mike as well as brothers: Don (Joyce), Nels (Arlys), Loren (Florence) and sister Iris. Joni was preceeded in death by her parents Herman and Agnes Kramer, sister Fran Kramer and great-granddaughter Allana Christine. 

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