Kathleen E. Olson
Kathleen E. Olson, age 73, of 3211 Washington Street, Wisconsin Rapids, passed away peacefully on November 5, 2018 at Meriter Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin.
Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids. Rev. Milt Van Natta is officiating the service. The family will greet relatives and friends at Ritchay Funeral Home from 10:00-11:00 am.
Kathleen was born June 7, 1945 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. She married Harold Olson on December 27, 1986 at the 1st Congregational Church in Wisconsin Rapids. Kathleen was most happy when surrounded by her large family. She rejoiced in hosting family gatherings for the holidays, cooking, baking, caring for her flower gardens, and keeping her family close by sharing individual members achievements with the rest of the the clan. She loved to laugh and dote on those she loved. Kathleen enjoyed doing charitable work in the community and was a founding member of the Shepard’s Loft at Baker Street Church.
Kathleen is survived by her husband Harold Olson of Wisconsin Rapids, WI; her children Kelly (Gary) Czappa, Robert (Jean) Kandler of Fox River Grove, IL; Russ (Amy) Kandler of Wisconsin Rapids, WI; Mary Kay Van Alstine of Wisconsin Rapids, WI; and her daughter of the heart Vicki (Zak) Zuege of Stevens Point, WI. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, 3 grandchildren yet to be born; her siblings Harry (Carla) Scheideler of Wisconsin Rapids, WI; Dan (Becky) Scheideler of Sioux Falls, SD; and Judy Henke of Wisconsin Rapids, WI; as well as many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her mother and father Mary and Harold Scheideler and her sister Jo Harper.