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Beatrice V. Olson
Beatrice V. (Herms) Olson, 85, of Pulaski, passed away Sunday evening, Feb. 19, surrounded by her family.
Born Nov. 29, 1931 in Shawano, to Herman and Hattie (Norman) Herms, she
grew up in the town of Lessor and worked at Northern Shoe and Carver Boat for several years before owning and operating Bea's Inn in Angelica until retirement.
A member of Angelica United Methodist Church, she enjoyed traveling, playing the organ, loved her family and did a good job of holding them together during many years serving as both mom and dad. She never gave up on her kids, was always there for them, worked hard and kept her children fed, clean and clothed. After eight hours at work, she still cooked supper, washed clothes and made sure schoolwork was done. Faith was an important part of her life and she made cake and jello for every church supper, no matter how tired she was.
With a good heart, she took all the hard knocks in life in stride, helped friends even when she was struggling, lent a shoulder to cry on, a listening ear and was always there for anyone in need.
Survivors include a daughter and two sons, Larry (Pam) Olson, Pulaski, Cindy (Larry) Jonet, Silver Cliff and Randy (Jen) Olson, Angelica; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren and a sister, Janet Dzikowski, Mauston.
She was preceded in death by a daughter and son-in-law, Connie (Gary) Hietpas; a daughter-in-law, Dayle Olson; a great-granddaughter, Sandra Vieau; three brothers, George, Norman and Myron and five sisters, Shirley, Betty, Mavis, Verna and Fern.
Friends may call at Marnocha Funeral Home in Pulaski on Thursday, Feb. 22 from 4 p.m. until time of the funeral service at 6 p.m., with Pastor Bill Kamke officiating. Burial will be held in Spring in Woodlawn Cemetery in Shawano. A memorial fund has been established.