Obit: Olson, Cecilia Teckla (1916 - 2008)
Poster: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Eisner, Faude, Noziska, Olson, Plasil, Poehnelt, Ramshugler, Stefancin, Wendly, Willger
----Source: The Star News (Medford, Taylor Co., WI) Thursday, August 28, 2008, Online Edition
Olson, Cecilia Teckla (August 15, 1916 - August 24, 2008)
Cecilia "Granny Fox" Teckla Olson, 92, Chelsea, died Sunday, Aug. 24 at Golden LivingCenter in Rib Lake, under the care of Hope Hospice.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, Aug. 29 at 11 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford, with Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joe Stefancin officiating. Interment will be at Chelsea Community Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mark, David and John Olson, Allan and Jeff Eisner, Peter Faude and Mike, Matt and Justin Olson.
Visitation will be held Thursday, Aug. 28 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at Dallmann-Kniewel Funeral Home in Rib Lake with a VFW Auxiliary service at 6 p.m. and a parish prayer service and rosary at 7:30 p.m., and at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
The former Cecilia Poehnelt, known as "Granny Fox" to most people, was born August 15, 1916 in Chelsea to the late Julius and Anna (Ramshugler) Poehnelt. She attended Winding Brook School through seventh grade.
On July 14, 1937 in Medford at Holy Rosary Rectory, she married Albert C. Olson, who preceded her in death. She had been employed at the Rib Lake Cheese Factory for eight years, at the Rib Lake Nursing Home for one year as a cook and had been employed for 21 years at Weather Shield.
She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and a past member of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church where she took care of the altar linens, and the altar for many years. She volunteered for 35 years at the Medford VFW; for 25 years at The Little Store; and for 21 years with Hope Hospice where she assisted in patient sitting and writing thank you notes. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and embroidery. She made numerous pairs of mittens, afghans and sets of dishtowels.
Survivors include a son and two daughters-in-law, Leroy "Butch" (Doredda) Olson of Chelsea and Karen Olson of Westboro; two daughters and one son-in-law, Pat Faude of Medford and Rita (Chuck) Eisner of Rib Lake; three brothers, Clement of Eden, N.Y., Max of California and Matt of Holcombe; a sister, Sr. Stanislaus, a resident of the Bell Tower, Merrill; 18 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and other relatives and friends. She is further survived by her adopted granddaughter, Katie Noziska.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Tom on April 12, 2008; a grandson, Charles Eisner in 1998; a sister, Kathryn "Kate" (Joseph) Plasil; two brothers, Anthony "Tony" and Victor; three sisters-in-law, Harriet, Dorothy and Shirley Poehnelt; and four nephews, James Poehnelt, Leslie Poehnelt, Gene Wendly and Bruce Plasil.
Memorial contributions in her honor may be given to Holy Rosary Catholic School or Hope Hospice.
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