Obit: Olson, Agnes J. (1916 - 2008)
Contact: Stan

Surnames: Olson, Hed, Swenby, Becker, Records, Tessmer, Lundstrom, Gearns, Grigstad, Gordon

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Thursday, 20 Nov. 2008

Olson, Agnes J. (10 Apr. 1916 - 18 Nov. 2008)

NEILLSVILLE -- Agnes Olson, 92, formerly of Neillsville, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008, at Richland Center.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Calvary Lutheran Church in Neillsville. Burial will be in Neillsville City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the church.

A complete obituary will appear in Friday's Marshfield News-Herald.

Buchanan Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Friday, 21 Nov. 2008

NEILLSVILLE -- Agnes J. (Hed) Olson, affectionately known as "Augie," died Nov. 18, 2008, at the Schmitt Woodland Hills Retirement Center in Richland Center.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 24, at Calvary Lutheran Church in Neillsville. Pastor James Gordon will officiate.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Monday at the church.

Buchanan Funeral Home, Neillsville, is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Augie was born April 10, 1916, in St. Hilaire, Minn., to Alvin and Josephine (Gigstad) Hed. At age 10, she moved with her family to Crandon. She graduated from Crandon High School in 1932 and from Stout Institute, Menomonie, in 1938. She taught home economics at Neillsville High School from 1938 to 1941.

On June 15, 1941, she married Kenneth A. Olson in Crandon. They lived in Neillsville, St. Paul, Minn., and an army base in Texas before Kenneth was shipped overseas during World War II. During the war, Augie taught home economics at Loyal High School. She then stayed home to raise her children except for a brief teaching position in the early 1950s at Neillsville High School. In 1965, Augie became the dietician/dietary supervisor at Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home in Neillsville. She retired in 1978. She and Kenneth moved to Schmitt Woodland Hills Retirement Center in Richland Center in 1995.

Augie was a charter member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Neillsville. She spent many happy hours volunteering her time in a variety of church activities. She helped direct the lunches for the American Red Cross Blood Mobile for many years. She was a member of Phi Upsilon Omicron and the Sons of Norway, Black River Falls chapter. She was an associate member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Richland Center.

She is survived by her son, Larry Olson of Stoughton; three daughters, Augie-Jo (Bill) Records of Great Falls, Mont., Mary Lou (Bruce) Tessmer of Richland Center and Ellen (Steve) Lundstrom of Nashwauk, Minn.; five grandchildren, Chris (Heidi), Eric and Melanie Tessmer, Jessie (John) Gearns and Rachel Lundstrom; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Gordon (Winifred) Hed of Minneapolis; and a brother-in-law, Paul (Colleen) Swenby of New Richmond. She is also survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Augie was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Kenneth; her parents; her sisters, Marion Swenby and Louise (Fred) Becker; and her brother, Edwin Kermit (Bertha) Hed.

Augie was devoted to her family. She was one of the unsung heroes who quietly help and encourage any who are in need. She made life better for everyone she knew with her kindness, thoughtfulness and generosity of spirit.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Lutheran Church in Neillsville, Schmitt Woodland Hills in Richland Center or the Alzheimer's Association.

 

 


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