Surrounded by her loving family, Marlene (Dewitt) Olson passed into eternal peace on Friday, June 14, 2013 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. Born on August 4, 1936 in Milton, WI her family lived in Janesville, WI where she graduated from Craig High School.
Marlene was the youngest child of Walen and Doris (Smith), who preceded her in death. She married Richard (Ole) D. Olson on November 7, 1953 and they raised three children, Michael (Nan) Olson, Nancy (Barrett) Corneille and Lynn (Cindy) Olson.
Marlene worked many years at Nelson Muffler in Stoughton until her retirement in the early 90's when she and Ole moved to their home on Lake Namakogon in Cable, WI. After Ole's death in 2001, Marlene later moved back to Stoughton and became the committed partner to Arlyn Waag, until her passing.
In addition to her children, Marlene leaves behind grandchildren, Dustin (Mary), Ryan, Cory, Carly (Josh), Quincy, Wyatt and great-grandchildren, Brendan and Kaitlyn. She will be missed by her sister, Phyllis (Bob) Homan, and brothers, Ronald (Pat) and Donald (Donna) Dewitt as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and more extended family members. She was preceded in death by her brother, Wyman (Gerie) Dewitt. She is further survived by Veronica (DeWitt) Hoiland and J.R. DeWitt.
The family wishes to thank Arlyn and the entire Waag family for embracing mother and welcoming her into their lives over these past 6 years. It was a blessing for her to have a second chance at love and enjoy being part of another larger family. Thanks also to sister-in-law, Nancy (David) Olson for her steady friendship and support.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at First Lutheran Church, 310 E. Washington St., Stoughton. Family will greet friends after 9 am until the time of service. Burial will follow in Eastside Cemetery, Stoughton.
Nancy, I was very happy to see your Mom this last year when she was able to join us for the Girl's get together. I'm glad you have had this time together. I'm sending my love and prayers for you and family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you Nancy.
My favorite memory of Marlene is camping in Eagle River. We did the tents. It was the rainiest week ever and so we spent time playing games and staying out of the rain. It was a great time and I loved every minute of being with Marlene. Fun! She was an awesome aunt. I was so happy to see her at my Mom's memorial. I cherish the ability to give a couple really great hugs and tell her how much I loved seeing her. God Bless You Marlene and may you rest in peace and be with all of your loved ones. I am proud that you were my Aunt and want to say that you had a great influence on my life.
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