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Deanna J. Olson

June 20, 1940 June 9, 2011
Deanna J. Olson
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Deanna J. Olson, age 70, of Dresser, WI passed away at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN on Thursday, June 9, 2011.

Deanna was born on June 20, 1940 in Spirit, WI, the daughter of Robert and Florence (Johnson) Calhoun. She graduated from Tripoli High School in 1958. She married Robert Bernitt (Medford, WI) on June 21, 1958 and from this union 2 sons were born: Robert and Shane. Deanna and sons later moved to Dresser, WI where she married Lyle J. Olson on Dec 31, 1964. From this union 1 son was born: Mark. Deanna lived in Dresser for the remainder of her life. She worked for UFE, Inc. for over 30 years where she developed long-lasting friendships with many of her coworkers. Even after retirement she would enjoy getting together with them to talk about the fun times they shared. Deanna was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Deanna enjoyed gardening – we could count on her for coming up with new project ideas for the house or garden and delegating work to family members in order to help accomplish the goal. Fishing was a favorite activity (and listening to the stories that went along with the sport). She also loved relaxing on the deck and visiting with her many friends and relatives. She cherished the time spent with family and friends!

She is survived by her sons, Robert Bernitt of St. Croix Falls, WI, Shane Bernitt (Brenda) of Cushing, WI and Mark Olson (Julie) of Woodbury, MN; step-sons, Michael Olson (Becky) and Bruce Olson (Holly) of Chanhassen, MN; grandchildren, Bailey Bernitt, Barkley Bernitt, Spencer Olson, Ethan Olson; step-grandchildren, Daniel Olson, Parker Olson, Macneil Olson and Anders Olson; sister, MaryLou Lund (Jack) of Dresser, WI; brothers, Jim Calhoun (Bev), Gary Calhoun (Judi), Gene Calhoun (Lennie) of Tomahawk, WI and Bob Gatz (Jane) of Buena Park, CA; sisters-in-law, Shirley Calhoun of Balsam Lake, WI, Joanne Calhoun of Catawba, WI and Karen Calhoun of Tomahawk, WI.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Florence Calhoun; first husband, Robert Bernitt; second husband, Lyle Olson; brothers, Robert, Donald, Dick, Charles, Elmer (Calhoun) and George Clark.

Memorial services will be held at the Peace Lutheran Church in Dresser, WI on Monday, June 13 – visitation at church will begin at 1PM followed by the service at 2PM.
Refer to the following websites for updated information or call Bruce Rowe at 715-472-2444.
Rowe Funeral Home of Luck, and the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown, have been entrusted with funeral arrangements.
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