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April 18, 1969 ~ October 11, 2023 (age 54) 54 Years Old
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Christine Elaine (Olson) Michalski, 54, passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, at the Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND. Crissie was born on April 18, 1969, at Ridgeview Hospital in Waconia, MN to James and Joan (Gnirke) Olson. She attended Lester Prairie High School. Crissie married Alexander Michalski Sr. on March 1, 1996. They lived in Glencoe, MN until moving to the Michalski homestead in Moose Lake, MN in 2001.
Crissie’s kitchen was constantly in use, turning out baked gods, canned goods and anything you could think of, even liver and onions at her sister’s request. Many friends and family would reach out requesting her cookies and treats during the holidays. Crissie was all known for her appreciation towards community members and would bake gifts for service workers. Crissie was also known for her salsa that was made many times throughout the year. She won 2nd place for her salsa at the Carlton County Fair.
Crissie was a stout supporter of our military, she made sure her boys, Josh and Alex Jr. received reminders of home throughout their deployments to the Middle East. Notable packages included mayo packets that were used in the Iraqi War Black Market. A Christmas tree was sent to Alex Jr while in Afghanistan.
Crissie is survived by her children, Trevor Olson (Dassel, MN) and Alexander Michalski, Jr. (Duluth, MN), Joshua Michalski (Moose Lake, MN), Rachel Dugan (Brandon) and three grandchildren (Denver, CO). sister Debbie (Jonathon) Posusta, nephew, Derek, niece, Jenaya Posusta and many Aunts, Uncles, cousins, and friends.
Crissie is preceded in death by her Husband, Alexander Michalski Sr, infant brother, Robert Dale Olson, parents, James Olson and Joan Tester, Grandparents, Aunts, and Uncles.
Her service and burial will take place at the Minnesota State Veteran’s Cemetery in Duluth, MN. Date next summer to be determined.