Obit: Olson, Ermina G. (1917 - 2003)

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon

Surnames: Olson, Simmons, Fryte.

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.)


Ermina G Olson, age 85, of Loyal, died Wed. Sept 24, 2003, at the House of Dove, Marshfield.

Ermina G Simmons was born Nov. 8, 1917, in Helena MT to Everett and Melissa (Fryte) Simmons. She was raised and educated in Montana. She married Oscar Olson on Oct. 16, 1936, in Billings, MT. They lived in Montana for a few years before moving to Loyal, where they farmed in the *Heintown area until 1943. Then they moved north of Loyal, where they farmed until retirement. She worked for Miller Cheese Factory and later at the Memorial Nursing Home, Neillsville, as a CNA. Her husband died Feb. 26, 1983. In 1984, she moved into Loyal and resided there until the time of her death. She was a past member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, of Greenwood, a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, of Loyal, and enjoyed fishing, shooting pool, and spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Surviving are five sons, Norman (Helen) Olson, New Berlin, Norbert (Helen) Olson, Franklin, Noel (Maryanne) Olson, Loyal, Donald (Shirley) Olson, Loyal, Dennis (Judy) Olson, Greenwood; 23 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; and one brother Pete (Mary) Simmons, Billings MT.

Preceding Ermina in death are her parents; her husband, Oscar; one grandson, Paul; two sisters, Edith and Esther; and two brothers, Grant and Herbert Simmons.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Sat. Sept. 27, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Loyal. The Rev. Daniel E Zimmerman officiated. Burial was in the Greenwood City Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Pat, Ben, Tom, Mike, Joel, Todd Olson and Robert Olson, an honorary pallbearer.

*Heintown is near Loyal



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