1914 – 2013
Fourth child of Ane Marie Petersen and Jorgen R. Petersen.
Born in Askov, MN on April 17th 1914, died February 5, 2013
Olga came to Solvang in 1935 and operated a beauty shop in town. She married Kris Klibo in 1939. During the war years they lived in San Pedro, returning to the Valley in Dec 1943. The family moved from Solvang to Buellton in 1952 where she worked in the Buellton Library for 23 years, starting as a substitute and retiring as the head librarian. She was also the bookkeeper for Kris’ welding business for 50 years.
Olga served on the boards of Bethania Lutheran Church, the Santa Ynez Historical Museum, Elverhoj Museum and as a founding member of the Santa Ynez Valley Hospital Auxiliary. She was honored by the Buellton Library with the Children’s Reading Room named for her. She was active in the PTA at Buellton Union Grammar School and later at Jonata Elementary School.
Olga lived in the family home in Buellton until 2005 when she moved to Atterdag Village Solvang Lutheran Home.
Olga is predeceased by husband Kris and siblings Henry Petersen, Hans Petersen, Regina Iversen, Elna Sutter, Ruby Andreasen. She is survived by children Kristie Kayser (Bill), Karla O’Brien (Ray), Rolf Klibo (Pamela); grandchildren Karen Geyer, Alan Kayser (Sue), Lise Main (Thom), Erika Miller, Kristian Klibo, Erik Klibo and Stephani Klibo; great-grandchildren Jenna, Sara and Alyssa Geyer and Justin and Kristian Main; and sister Marie Schultz. She also leaves many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank all those at Atterdag Village of Solvang and the Recovery Residence who cared for her in her last years.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, Feb. 15 at 2pm at Bethania Lutheran Church in Solvang. A reception will follow in the Fireside Room at the church.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to Bethania Lutheran Church, 603 Atterdag Rd., or Atterdag Village of Solvang, 636 Atterdag Rd., Solvang, 93463.
Loper Funeral Chapel, Directors.
1914 – 2013