GRAFTON, N.D. — Lucinda ‘June’ Olson Heidt passed away April 1, at Unity Hospital in Grafton North Dakota. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 6 at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Edinburg, N.D. Burial will be in Billings Yellowstone Valley Memorial Park next to her husband.
June was born in Comertown, Montana on June 26, 1924, to August and Dina Hilde Olson, the fifth child in a family of six. She graduated from Comertown High School in 1942 and went on to Nurses Training in Minot, North Dakota. After beginning her nursing career in Plentywood and then Vancouver, Washington, she moved to California.
It was in California, in her capacity as a nurse, that she met her future husband, Edward Heidt, a patient in the hospital where she worked. They were married on Thanksgiving Day 1957.
After her retirement from nursing and his retirement as a bank official, they sold their California home in 1985 and moved to Portland, Oregon. In 1999 they moved to Billings where they made their final home. Ed died in 2002. June continued to live there until Alzheimer's set in. She lived in assisted living at TenderNest in Billings from 2017 until she was transferred in August 2018 to North Dakota.
June was preceded in death by her parents; brother Larry Olson; twin sisters, Alice Olson and Doris Storaasli; and brothers-in-law Alfred Storassli and Waldemar Lane. She is survived by her brother, Glen Olson of Seattle, Washington; and her sister, Evedine Lane of Plentywood; and her sister-in-law, Bonita Olson of Edinburg, North Dakota.