Bio: Olson, Dehne, Alice (Mother of Jan. 1 Trio Dies-2013)


Surnames: Olson, Dehne

----Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 25 Dec 2013

Olson, Dehne, Alice (Mother of Jan. 1 Trio Dies -2013)

A Greenwood (Clark Co., Wis.) woman who achieved national and even international fame decades ago for a unique motherhood occurrence, passed away last week.

Alice Olson-Dehne, who was featured in the "Ripley's Believe It Or Not" new columns decades ago for giving birth to three sons, each on New Year's Day, in the 1940's, will be laid to rest later this week. Olson-Dehne and her first husband, Daniel Olson, became the parents of Gerald on Jan. 1, 1943, Duane on Jan. 1, 1945, and Richard on Jan. 1, 1947. Gerald said the rare occurrence was featured in the Ripley's regular newspaper column, although not the famous "Believe It Or Not" book. Other newspapers, such as the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, carried annual photos of the "New Year's Tri." Gerald now live in the Twin Cities, Duane resides near Greenwood, and Richard lives in Holmen. The brothers have two younger sisters.

Mrs. Olson-Dehne passed away Dec 17, 2013 at the age of 90. Family members will be wearing shirts at services in honor of her "Believe It Or Not" moment decades ago.            



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