|Birth: ||Mar. 3, 1932|
|Death: ||Aug. 6, 2011|
Olson , Janet Alice
Age 79. Of West Allis, Wisconsin. Died Saturday , August 6, 2011 peacefully in her sleep following a lengthy battle with cancer.
Born March 3, 1932 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Otto and Iva (nee Mead) Olson. Preceeded in death by her parents and nephew Kristian Karl Olson . Survived by brothers Brian Elwyn and Kari (nee Pierce) and Mart Allen and Joyce (nee Felix) . Also survived by nephews, Eric, Anders, Weston Casey and niece Amanda Ivy Schmidt (nee Olson) and husband Charles. Further survived by cousins, other family and friends, including Nancy who has been a good friend through the years.
She was a graduate of Wauwatosa High School class 1949. She attended Milwaukee Downer College 1950 -1953 earning a BA in Psychology –Sociology. In college she enjoyed a wide variety of activities including Crewing on the Rowing team, Basketball, Swimming, Sophomore Sallies, Spanish Club, Mountebanks, Snapshot-Kodak staff (school newspaper) and Cabaret.
She was a Y-Teen Director, Welfare and Case Worker in both Indiana and Wisconsin. She later worked 25 years at United Way of Greater Milwaukee as a Secretary. She was an active member of the PBX club. During this time, she continued her help with teen agers as a volunteer at the Milwaukee County Childrens Home. She retired from United Way, in 1987, and became a resident of Tall Oaks , West Allis, Wisconsin. The family would particularly like to thank the staff of Tall Oaks for their care and friendship through the years. Special thanks , also, to Dr Thomas, Megan and Ylan of the Froedert Medical Cancer Center for their expert care and concern.
Janet loved to travel, read, watch TV, sports, movies ,writing letters and spending time with her family. She will be missed greatly and remembered fondly by her family and friends .
(obituary courtesy author Kari Olson, a version of this was published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal August 7, 2011)
Otto Diedrick Olson (1907 - 1983)
Iva Viola Mead Olson (1907 - 1955)
Plot: Section 2 Block 19
Created by: Kari Olson
Record added: Aug 10, 2011
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