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.
|Paul D Laberee - April 13, 2014|
Paul Douglas Laberee passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at his home. Paul was born on August 27, 1956 to Richard and Aryles (Stene) Laberee, the fifth of five sons. Paul attended school in Menomonie and graduated from Menomonie High School in 1974.
Paul was married to Kristine Breckner on his 21st birthday, on August 27 1977 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie. Paul & Kris made their home in Menomonie where Kris attended UW...
|Arnold W. Johnson - April 10, 2014|
Arnold W. Johnson, age 88, of Menomonie, WI passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the Neighbors of Dunn County.
He was born Dec. 1, 1925 in the Town of Tiffany, Dunn Co. WI to Swan and Anna Johnson and lived in Boyceville until his graduation from high school in 1942. Thereupon, Arnold moved to Chicago to continue his education, which was interrupted in 1944 when he was called into military service. He served with the Army's 97th Chemical...
|Gretchen "Fred" Valla - April 10, 2014|
Gretchen "Fred" M. Valla, age 50, of Menomonie, WI passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014 at her home.
Gretchen Marie White was born September 23, 1963 in Limestone, Maine to Lawrence E. and Mary S. (Smith) White.
Family was very important to Gretchen, she loved babysitting her grandchildren and spending time with her family. She enjoyed the simple things in life, sitting around a bonfire, cookouts (especially making the beans), going on...
|Craig A. Dana - April 9, 2014|
Craig A. Dana, age 56, of Eau Claire, WI formerly of Menomonie, passed away unexpectedly from complications of the heart, on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Health System-Eau Claire.
Craig Allen Dana was born May 21, 1957 in Woodstock, IL to Arthur and Florence (Fournier) Dana.
He lived in Massachusetts for many years before moving to Menomonie to be closer to his parents. Craig was especially fond of his employers, Dan and Nancy...
|Yvonne A. McGee - April 9, 2014|
Yvonne A. McGee, age 84, of Menomonie, WI passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Health System – Eau Claire, surrounded by her family.
The former Yvonne Ardis Couch was born May 23, 1929 in Beldenville, WI to Roy and Mabel (Fox) Couch. She was a graduate of Hammond High School.
On Sept. 8, 1948, Yvonne married Richard "Bill" McGee in Hammond, WI. They lived in Glenwood City until moving to Menomonie in 1967.
|Muriel M. Schultz - April 6, 2014|
Muriel M. Schultz, age 85, of Menomonie, WI passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the Neighbors of Dunn County.
The former Muriel Maxine Karnes was born Sept. 4, 1928 in Menomonie, WI to Clarence and Hazel (Frank) Karnes.
Muriel worked at a variety of jobs throughout her life, but spent the majority of her life loving and caring for her family. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church. She loved RV camping, gardening, and was an...
|Dorothy L Smith - April 4, 2014|
Dorothy L. Smith, age 98, of Menomonie, WI passed away Friday, April 4, 2014 at the American Lutheran Home in Menomonie.
The former Dorothy Louise Legge was born March 30, 1916 in Eau Claire County, WI to William and Olga (Frank) Legge. She attended school in the city of Eau Claire.
In 1934, Dorothy married Robert R. Smith. They purchased the Central Hotel on Broadway in Menomonie in 1946 and operated it along with a taxicab company and...
|Roman "Ray" Chevatal - March 31, 2014|
Roman "Ray" Chevatal, age 85, of Menomonie, WI peacefully departed this life on Monday, March 31, 2014 at Colfax Health and Rehabilitation.
He was born on Dec. 3, 1928 in Chicago, IL to Joseph and Helen (Balaban) Chevatal, and moved to Radisson, WI in 1945 when his parents started the "Chevatal Inn".
Ray served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1948 to 1952 which included time in the Korean War and during that time became a member of the ...
|Wendy S Floyd - March 23, 2014|
Wendy Sue Floyd age 55 of Ridgeland, Wisconsin passed away on March 23, 2014 after a battle with cancer.
Wendy was born August 9, 1958 in Illinois to Wayne and Lucille (Ryan) White.
She graduated from High School in Rib Lake, Wisconsin. She married Terry Floyd on March 17, 1989 in Mesa, Arizona. She worked as an EMT for 22 years, and as an office manager for TW Trucking with her husband Terry out of Ridgeland, Wisconsin. She was a...
|Paul E. Natwick - March 22, 2014|
Paul Eric Natwick, 54, of Euless, TX died peacefully on March 22, 2014 at his home in Euless with his family members by his side. His long battle with cancer was over.
He was born to Roger and Joanne Natwick on July 30, 1959 in Akron, Ohio. The family moved to Menomonie, WI in 1964 where Paul spent his growing up years, graduating from Menomonie High School in 1977. He went on to get a degree in business from Le Tourneau University,...
|Richard H. Raprager - March 20, 2014|
Richard "Dick" H. Raprager, age 89, of Menomonie, WI passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Neighbors of Dunn County in Menomonie.
He was born October 5, 1924 in the Town of Lucas, Dunn Co. Wisconsin to Noel O. and Hulda E. (Lemon) Raprager. He was raised in the Town of Lucas and attended Palmer School.
Richard retired from Sanna Dairies/Beatrice Foods after 28 years. He also owned and operated his own construction company and...
|John "Jack" H. Cook - March 18, 2014|
John "Jack" Harold Cook, Jr., age 90, of Menomonie, passed away, Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at The Neighbors of Dunn County in Menomonie.
Jack was born August 14, 1923 in the Township Of Red Cedar, Dunn County to John Sr. and Kathryn (Gasteyer) Cook, the youngest of five children. He was baptized at St. John's Lutheran Church in Spring Brook Township. Jack attended Lyndale School, St. Paul's Lutheran School and Dunn County School Of Agriculture,...
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