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Robert Oleson

December 5, 1951 — January 22, 2022

Robert “Bert” Oleson, 70, passed away peacefully Saturday, January 22nd, 2022 at Marshfield Medical Center in Weston, WI surrounded by his wife and family.

Bert was born December 5th, 1951 in Sturgeon Bay, WI to Emery and Arline Oleson and graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School before receiving his bachelor's degree with honors from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, where he met his wife, and studying for his PhD in history at The University of Toledo in Ohio. He was a very caring and supportive husband, loving father, and found a successful career as a closing coordinator at Coldwell Banker Action Realty in Schofield. Bert was a kind and gentle man who faced every challenge head on with the utmost honesty, courage and confidence.

Bert is survived by his wife, Carol, whom he shared 45 years of marriage; his children, Christie Oleson and Tim (Katy Hale) Oleson; his brother, Michael (Peggy) Oleson; his granddaughter, Lydia Reissmann; seven nieces and nephews, Derek (Deanna) Oleson, Scott (Anna) Oleson, Jeremy Oleson, Melody (Arthur) Jacobs, Brian (Shari) Ziebell, Kevin Ziebell, and Allen Ziebell.

A visitation for family and friends is scheduled for 12 (Noon) to 2:00pm on Tuesday, February 1st in the Restlawn Memorial Park Chapel in Wausau, where he will be laid to rest. A formal funeral or celebration of life will be planned for the spring. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his name to the “United Leukodystrophy Foundation."

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Tuesday, February 1, 2022

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Restlawn Memorial Chapel, Wausau

235962 N Troy St, Wausau, WI 54403

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