Obituaries

Every life tells a story, here are some of the honored loved ones Olson Funeral Home has had the pleasure of helping.  Click on the names below to view the obituary and send condolences online.

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Dorothy E. Ashley - July 22, 2014

Dorothy E. Ashley, age 90, of Menomonie, WI passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at The Neighbors of Dunn County in Menomonie. The former Dorothy Elizabeth Sand was born August 26, 1923 in the Town of Lucas, Dunn Co. WI to William and Hazel (Claflin) Sand. Following her mother's death, Dorothy played an active roll in raising her brothers and sisters, especially caring for her three younger brothers with Muscular Dystrophy. Dorothy...

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June (Ryder) Neal - July 14, 2014

June (Ryder) Herreid (Conn, Neal) passed on Monday, July 14, 2014 at the Our House Assisted Living Center in Menomonie, WI. One of five daughters and surviving all of them, she was the 4th born on June 3, 1927 to William and Alice Ryder of Hibbing Minnesota. In 1947 she married James Conn and gave birth to two sons, James "Jim" and Colin. She and James Sr. parted in 1953 and she moved her young family from St Paul to Winona, Minnesota where,...

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Essie M. Donnelly - July 12, 2014

Essie M. Donnelly, age 83 of Menomonie, WI died Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Potter's Country Home near Menomonie. Essie was born July 21, 1930 in the Town of Spring Brook, Dunn Co. WI to James Keith and Alta Leah (Gardiner) Donnelly. She graduated from Dunn County School of Agriculture in 1948. Essie worked and lived in Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, Racine and the Twin Cities. She spent her later years caring for her father until his death....

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Suzanne R. Rhodes - July 12, 2014

Suzanne Ruth (Olson) Rhodes, age 69, of Menomonie Wisconsin passed away on Friday, July 11, 2014 due to complications related to Alzheimer's disease. She was born March 28, 1945 in Mason City Iowa to Maynard and Alice (Jacobson) Olson. Her family moved to the Menomonie area when she was a young child. She graduated from Menomonie High School in 1963. Sue went on to earn a degree from UW River Falls. In 1964, Sue married Laurence ...

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Sandra Bodsberg - July 7, 2014

Sandra Raye Bodsberg, age 69, of Boyceville peacefully entered the kingdom of heaven on July 7, 2014. Surrounded by her family, Sandie's courageous 16 month battle with ovarian cancer came to an end. Sandie was born on June 19, 1945 (with her twin brother, Andrew) to Andrew R. Hybben and Kathryn V. (Peabody) Hybben at the family farm in rural Clear Lake, Wisconsin. The third of eight children, Sandie and her siblings attended a one room...

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Delbert Red Keyes - July 5, 2014

Delbert L. "Red" Keyes, age 94 of Menomonie and formerly of Knapp, WI died Saturday, July 05, 2014 at The Neighbors of Dunn County Nursing Home in Menomonie, WI. Red was born August 7, 1919 in Stanton Township, Dunn County, Wisconsin to Frank and Camsey Dell (Scott) Keyes. During his younger years he worked on the home farm with his parents. He moved to the Twin Cities for a couple of years and returned to Knapp where he worked at the DX...

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Lucille Ione Werner - July 4, 2014

Lucille I. Werner of Menomonie, WI passed away Friday, July 4, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Health System – Menomonie at the age of 92. Lucille Ione Trainor was born June 17, 1922 in the Town of Weston, Dunn County, WI. She was the first of nine children that blessed the Elbert and Winogene (Fischer) Trainor family. On August 15, 1942, Lucille married Clarence Werner at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Menomonie. In their early years, Clarence and...

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Thomas A. Riste - July 1, 2014

Thomas Allen Riste, age 46, of Colfax, WI passed away early Tuesday, July 1, 2014 in the Critical Care Unit at Mayo Clinic Health System - Eau Claire where he had been since June 2, 2014. He was born Feb. 8, 1968 in La Crosse, WI to Allen and Judith (Hill) Riste. He grew up in Colfax, WI, attended Colfax Elementary School and graduated in 1986 from Colfax High School. Tom was confirmed at Colfax United Methodist Church. He graduated from...

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Harriet Shervey - July 1, 2014

Harriet Shervey, age 93, of Menomonie, WI passed away Tuesday, July 1 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, unexpectedly. She was born August 24, 1920 in Menomonie, WI to Elmer and Gertrude (Pulling) Decker, and the youngest and last surviving of eight children. She was a lifelong resident of Menomonie and graduated from Menomonie High School in 1938. Harriet worked at Menomonie Aluminum Factory, Red Cedar Clinic and retired from UW...

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Viola M. Turner - June 30, 2014

Viola Mae Turner, age 92, of Knapp, WI died Monday, June 30, 2014 at The Heritage Nursing Home in Foley, MN. She was born May 21, 1922 in Hitterdal, MN to Paul H. and Nellie A. (Nelson) Melbye. She was raised in Hawley, MN. Viola married Lilbourn L. Turner on October 20, 1943 in St. Cloud, MN s and they lived in Knapp, WI for fifty one years together. Viola was a homemaker all her life and loved raising her children. She loved to camp...

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Bertice Bertie Johnson - June 29, 2014

Bertice A. Krueger Johnson, age 93, of Menomonie, WI passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014 at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie. The former Bertice Anna Bryan was born Oct. 4, 1920 in Mobridge, SD to William and Anna (Anderson) Bryan. She moved with her family to Wisconsin in 1936. In 1945 Bertice married Paul Krueger. They had two children, Barbara and Daniel that Bertice raised on her own after Paul died in 1952. Bertice taught...

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Roselyn V. Klatt - June 27, 2014

Roselyn V. Klatt, age 83, died Friday, June 27, 2014 at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie, WI. Per Roselyn's wishes there will be no formal services. Olson Funeral Home of Menomonie, WI is serving the family.

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