Anita R. Olson, 94, Wausau, peacefully passed away on Friday, November 19, 2021 at Hospice House with her family by her side.
Anita was born on February 11, 1927 in Rosholt, Portage County to the late Hans and Cora (Knutson) Hanson. She completed her schooling in Rosholt and furthered her education at Miss Brown’s Business College, Milwaukee. Anita began working at Employers Insurance where she remained for over 30 years. Anita married the late George Olson on June 26, 1948 in Iola.
Anita was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church for many years. She enjoyed walking, traveling, reading, hooking rugs and embroidery. Anita was a volunteer at her church and with Bethesda.
Anita was a loving mother to her son, Wayne of Weston and daughter Yolanda (James) Voigt of Wausau, together with two grandsons: Ryan (Lisa) Voigt and Shawn (Jennifer) Voigt; and two granddaughters: Linda Stieber and Jackie Freeman; and three great grandchildren Xavier, Cameron, and Eliana Voigt and Tim Salentine. She is further survived by her sister Natalie Schumacher, Overland Park, KS.
Anita is preceded in death by her husband, parents and daughter-in-law Dora Olson.
Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Helke Funeral Home, 302 Spruce Street, Wausau. The Rev. Timothy Smith will officiate. Burial will be at Northland Lutheran Cemetery in Iola. Visitation will take place from 11:00 am until the time of service at the funeral home on Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Hospice House, Wausau.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Aspirus Hospice House for their amazing care of Anita
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