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Virginia Olson

April 14, 1928 — September 4, 2022


Virginia May Olson (Winter)

April 14, 1928- Sept 4, 2022

Virginia May Olson, age 94, passed peacefully in her sleep at Sylvan Crossing Wausau on September 4, 2022, under the care of Aspirus Hospice.

Virginia was born on April 14, 1928, in Wausau during a huge snowstorm to Erna (Schuetz) and Emil Winter.  On June 4th, 1955, she was united in marriage to Clifton Olson at St Peter’s Lutheran Church, town of Wausau.

Virginia was a hard-working woman – working first for the Schuetz family and later for the Westgate family, until she reluctantly retired at the age of 78.  She then became more involved at church, helping to count offerings following the services, and volunteered at Bethesda. She was able to take care of her one-acre yard (both mowing/ and shoveling snow) herself until the age of 90.  That was quite a feat, and keeping her home maintained was something she was very proud of.

Virginia was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  The most important thing to her was her family.  She had a remarkable memory, especially for dates.  She made sure a birthday card was delivered timely to everyone she cared about, even until the end (including her grandson’s birthday just two weeks ago).  She was a wonderful cook and baker, feeding the family well all these years.  Her grandson’s will especially miss her homemade dinner rolls, and fresh cookies in the cookie jar.

Virginia is survived by her son, DuWayne (Amy); grandsons, Jonathan (Kristy), Zachary and Brent (Sydney); great grandchildren Lorelei and Bastian; her sister Jean Zahrt; and her sister-in-law Mae Winter along with many nieces and nephews.  Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Delos Winter, grandson Benjamin Olson, godson Rodney Zahrt along with many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces. She will be missed by her family and friends.

Services for Virginia will be at 11:00 A.M. Friday, September 9 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 238537 Del Rio Road, Wausau, Wisconsin 54403 with visitation from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services at church. Entombment will take place in Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau, Wisconsin.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Virginia’s family to be designated at a later time.

The family would like to extend sincere thanks to Jodi at Sylvan Crossing, and all the “earthly” angels who tenderly cared for her these past two years. We are grateful for your compassionate care with Mom.

Helke Funeral Home of Wausau is assisting the family with arrangements

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