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Viola M. Olson

May 29, 1914 December 24, 2009
Viola M. Olson
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Viola Muriel Olson, died on December 24, 2009 at her residence, Comforts of Home in Frederic. She was 95 years old and a lifelong resident of Frederic.
Viola was the oldest daughter of Elmer Lindh and Della (Gross) Lindh. She was born May 29, 1914 in Frederic, Wisconsin. Soon after her birth, the family moved to a farm near Coomer, Wisconsin, and she attended the first three grades of elementary school in the rural school at Coomer. The family then moved back to the Frederic area where Viola finished grade school and high school, graduating in 1931. Following her high school graduation, Viola enrolled at the Normal School in St. Croix Falls and upon graduation began her teaching career in Springbrook rural school, where her first class consisted of 42 students in all eight grades. She ended her teaching career at the state graded school known as Oak Hill, near Atlas. During this time she married Clifford H. Olson. To the union was born Gordon (Christine) of Grand Rapids, Michigan; Gary (Kim) of Belleville, Wisconsin; Carol (Ted) Fox of Akron, Ohio; and Lois (Jerry) Petersen of Frederic. Viola leaves six grandchildren: Eric Olson, Michael (Shannon), Friberg, Kathie (Dan) Stimmel, Rachel (Joe) Fabick, Stephanie (Tim) Nelson, and Jennifer Nick; and seven great grandchildren: Lauren Babcock, Marissa, Travis, Aaron, Ashley, and Samantha Jo Nelson, and Bradley Nick.
Viola loved children and was active in 4H and Sunday School and in later years enjoyed caring for the Lauritson girls, her own beloved grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was also active in Ladies Aid and Homemakers. She was a founding stockholder of the Inter County Leader Cooperative Publishing Company, and served as secretary of its board of directors for many years.
Viola lost her beloved husband, Clifford in 1976 at which time she moved from their farm home to the newly built Golden Oaks apartments in Frederic, where she resided until March 2009 when she moved to Comforts of Home in Frederic.
Her parents and brother, Max Lindh, preceded her in death, along with two step-sisters and a step-brother.
She is survived by her sister, Doris DiQuinzio of San Antonio, Texas and step-sister, Margel Kuebler of Knoxville, Tennessee and many beloved nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in West Sweden with Rev. Dave Almlie officiating. Music for the service will be provided by Sandy Lundquist and Karen Swanberg.
Visitation will be held on Monday, December 28th at the Rowe Funeral Home in Frederic from 4-7:00 p.m. Visitation will also be held at the church on Tuesday, December 29th beginning at 10 a.m. and will continue until the service begins.
Pallbearers will be Duane Lindh, Lynn Lindh, Roger Lindh, Chris Lindh, Kay Friberg, Joy Friberg, Debra Odom and Dale Odom.
Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Frederic next to her husband, Clifford.
Memorials preferred to Habitat for Humanity.
Rowe Funeral Home of Frederic was entrusted with funeral arrangements.
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