Olga C. Duran, age 90, of Faribault, MN, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 1, 2019 at The Emeralds at Faribault Care Center surrounded by family and friends.
Olga was born April 30, 1928 in Havana, Cuba. Olga and her family exiled to Miami, Florida in 1961, then later settled in Clear Lake, Iowa and Des Moines, which became home to her for many years. She spent her final years in Faribault, living with her daughter and son-in-law and then St Lucas Care Center with the loving and supportive care of all the wonderful staff.
She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and sewing for friends and family. Mostly she loved being surrounded by friends and family for Cuban dinners, telling stories of her life in Cuba and experiences as a Cuban Refugee coming to America. Olga went on to further her education and received a Masters Degree in Education from St. Mary’s University in Winona, Minnesota. She taught Art and Spanish for many years.
Olga is survived by her daughter, Olga Knapp of Bloomington, MN and her son, Ed (Julie) Duran of Cedar Rapids, IA; her brother, Eddie Caamano of Miami; her grandchildren, Ana (Tom) Bartl of Minneapolis, Andrew Knapp of Colorado, Michael (Anna) Knapp of Minneapolis, Amanda (Andrew) Ott of Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Katie Duran of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; her great grandchildren, Dominic, Madison, Jameson, Timothy Elliott, Jackson and Harrison; her loving nieces and nephew, Alicia, Sylvia, Tina, Mercedes, and Luis.
Olga was preceded in death by her husband, Jaime Duran; son, Jim Duran; son-in-law, Tim Knapp; and sisters, Alicia Bosch and Sylvia Caamano.
At Olga’s request no service or visitation will be held. She will be buried in Clear Lake, Iowa where a family memorial will be held later this spring.