Joan Olander

Joan Marie Olander, 74, Mandan, passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, at her daughter’s home surrounded by her family.


Joan was born on April 5, 1947, in Dickinson, the daughter of Alvin and Margaret (Kreitinger) Fasching. She was raised in Golva, until her family moved to Mandan.  Joan graduated from Mandan High School and attended college in Fargo. On July 8, 1967, she married her high school sweetheart, Brian B. Olander. Joan’s priority became raising their family. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking, and being a Girl Scout leader.  She loved spending time with her family, friends, and her grandchildren.


She is survived by  her husband of 54 years, Brian; children, Lori (Lance) Prange, Ryan (Tonya) Olander, Kristi (Justin Moser) Olander and Jason Olander; grandchildren:  Lexi, Levi, Sadie, Josie, Elliyanna, Aubriyanna, Mattie, Tre, CJ and Meranda; brothers and sisters, Jeanne Kramer, Alvin Jr. (Lois), Joel (Charlene), Jan (Rayette); and numerous nieces and nephews.


Joan was preceded in death by her parents, Alvin and Margaret Fasching; brothers, John and James; and her sister, Judy Wuitschick.


In memory of Joan, please honor her love for mother nature and plant some trees or flowers this spring! Memorials are preferred to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the memorial of your choice.


A celebration of life will be held at a later date this summer.


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