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Olga Neal, 91

Olga Neal, 91, of Grand Forks, ND, passed away on Friday, March 3, 2017 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.

Olga Denise Dorr, daughter of Gustov & Ida (Taxis) Dorr was born Oct. 29, 1925, in Hazelton, ND.  She attended the ND School for the Blind at Bathgate, ND, graduating in 1947.  Olga graduated from Mayville State College in 1950.  She was a teacher at the ND School for the Blind in Bathgate and Grand Forks, retiring in 1990.

Olga married Donald Neal on Jan. 17, 1953, in Grand Forks.  They lived in Mandan, ND, and Rawlins, WY before returning to Grand Forks in 1965. 

She was a member of the ND Association of the Blind for over 60 years, holding every office, except treasurer, some several times. She instigated the establishment of its Summer Camp for blind adults and was a director and instructor there for many years. 

Olga was awarded the Grand Forks’ Outstanding Handicapped Person of the year and Mayville State University’s Outstanding Alumnus of the Year.  She was active in her church singing liturgy for many years and was a longtime member of the Lion’s Club.

Olga is survived by a grandson, Christopher Neal Anderson and his children, Oregon; sister, Amelia Skipper of Fayetteville, NC; brother, Rueben Dorr of Milwaukee, WI; and numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Olga was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; daughters, Donna Lee and Sherry; sisters, Esther, Ottillia and Hilda; brothers, Samuel, Herman, Edwin and infant Reinie.

**In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the ND School for the Blind or University Lutheran Church.

Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 9, 2017 at University Lutheran Church 2122 University Ave. in Grand Forks.

Visitation: One hour prior to the service in the church.

Interment: Memorial Park Cemetery, Grand Forks, ND.

A guestbook may be signed or viewed at

Amundson Funeral Home in Grand Forks is in charge of arrangements.

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