Obit: Olson, Myrtle May #2 (1875 - 1969)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Olson, Shanks, Tuttle, Holt, Johnson, Daniel, Schwarze, Dorn, Friess, Leu, Neitzel, Van Roy, Voelker, Skinner, Kent, Reil, Duxbury, Nordahl, Scholts, Loewe, Schumacher, Braithwaiter, Wenzel, Haupt, Wabers, Ridge, Danielson, Galstad, Burtness

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 6/19/1969

Olson, Myrtle May (31 October 1875 - 14 June 1969)

Mrs. Myrtle May Olson, 93, mother of Neillsville’s Mayor Kenneth Olson and a resident of Memorial Home, Neillsville, died there Saturday, June 14. Funeral services were held from the Calvary Lutheran Church, with the Rev. E. G. Burtness officiating.

Mrs. Olson was born October 31, 1875, in the Town of Coby to Francis and Barbara (Shanks) Tuttle. She received her education there and also was married there to Oluf Olson on March 27, 1901. He died in 1961.

Due to failing health, the last few years of her life have been spent at Memorial Home. She was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church, and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star for more than 50 years.

Mrs. Olson is survived by five daughters: Mrs. Albert (Fern) Holt and Mrs. Ellen Johnson, both of Neillsville; Mrs. David (Barbara) Daniel of Cambria; Mrs. Ewald (Sarah) Schwarze of Greenwood and Mrs. Lowell (Mildred) Dorn of Abbotsford; three sons: Kenneth of Neillsville; Gilbert of Rice Lake and Oluf of Wisconsin Rapids; a sister, Mrs. Martha Tuttle of Oregon; 27 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

Eastern Star services were held Monday evening at 8 o’clock at the Georgas Funeral home. Burial was made in the Neillsville City Cemetery.

Pallbearers were: Larry Olson, Bill Holt, John Daniel, Herman Friess and Donald and Stanley Schwarze. “Safe in the Arms of Jesus” and “Abide with me” were sung by Wilfred Galstad, accompanied by Mrs. E. G. Burtness.

People from out of town here for the service included: Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Olson and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Friess of Rice Lake; Mr. and Mrs. David Daniel and Mary Ellen Daniel of Cambria; Edythe Daniel, Miss Lillian Daniel and Miss Olwen Daniel of Platteville; Dr. John Daniel of Grinnell, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Oluf Olson, Debbie and Eric Olson of Wisconsin Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Dorn, Elda C. Leu and Mrs. Lawrence Neitzel of Abbotsford; Mr. and Mrs. Byron Olson, Edna Van Roy, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Voelker of Colby; Emma A. Skinner of Bloomington; Mrs. Bill Kent of Galesburg, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Reil of Oshkosh; Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Olson of Chippewa Falls; Mrs. Neil Duxbury and Mrs. Mahlon Nordahl of Black River Falls.

Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Tuttle of Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Scholts of Oregon; Gerald Olson of Neenah; Mrs. Evelyn Loewe and Dorothy Olson of Hilbert; Irene Schumacher of Sheboygan; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Schwarze of Sun Prairie; Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Schwarze of Rochester, Minn.; Mrs. Warren Braithwaiter, Joyce Wenzel, Erna Haupt, Mrs. Ruth Wabers and Harvey Ridge of Wausau; Mrs. Jacob Johnson of Curtiss; Mrs. Neil Johnson of Loyal; Mr. and Mrs. Ewald Schwarze and Mr. and Mrs. David Danielson of Greenwood; Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Schwarze of Owen; and Florence and Helen Ridge of Whitewater.



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