Olga Frances (Blazina) Sartori, age 95, of Chisholm, MN, passed away on
October 2, 2020. She was born in Hibbing, MN on November 20, 1924 to
Thomas and Frances (Benz) Blazina. Olga grew up in Leetonia, MN and
attended school in North Hibbing. After her parents’ untimely death, she cared
for and helped raise her siblings. Olga married Mario Sartori on October 30,
1948 and they had two children together, Linda and Mark. Her Catholic faith was
important to her and she was a long-time member of St. Joseph’s Catholic
Church in Chisholm. She was also a member of and very involved with the
Slovenian Home Auxiliary. Olga loved her family dearly and was always
available to help out and babysit her grandchildren whom she adored. She loved
spending time at the family cabin. She also made extraordinary potica and
strudel which she sold and often gave away. Her classes at Iron World on how
to make strudel were well-attended.
Olga is survived by her children; Linda (William) O’Brien and Mark (Nancy)
Sartori both of Hibbing, sister; Frances (Stanley) Mlakar of Chisholm,
grandchildren; Danielle (James) Riccio of CO, Trevor (Ellen) O’Brien, James
Sartori, John (Maggie) Sartori and Benjamin (Theresa) Sartori all of MN, great
grandchildren; Blake Riccio, Madison Riccio, Lincoln O’Brien, Grace Sartori, Ella
Sartori, Kate Sartori, Hannah Sartori, Luke Sartori, Anja Sartori, Mario Sartori,
many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; Thomas
and Frances, husband; Mario, brothers; Emil Blazina, Rudy Blazina, John
Blazina, grandson; Spencer O’Brien and great grandson; Enzo Sartori.
A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 11:00 AM at St.
Joseph Catholic Church in Chisholm. Visitation will be held an hour prior to the
service at the church. Interment will be at the Maple Hill Cemetery in Hibbing
following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Joseph
Catholic Church of Chisholm.
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