Yvonne M. Olson

Nov. 13, 1934 - Jan. 26, 2006

Yvonne M. Olson passed on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006. She was born Nov. 13, 1934, in Escanaba, Mich.

She is survived by one sister, Valeria, and four brothers, Michael, Ronald, James and Bradley. She is also survived by her husband, Lloyd K. Olson. They were loyal to each other, through good times and bad, and they never left each otherís side in more than 51 years of marriage. Together, they had seven wonderful children, each with a unique personality, each reflecting back the best parts of their parents, each carrying on a legacy of unconditional love and acceptance.

Yvonne carried a simple philosophy through life: "Treat others as you want to be treated," and that was the tenet by which she lived her life, never giving up, never surrendering and never letting the bad days affect the good ones.

Surviving are her children, Marcia (Lawrence) Gonzales, Patricia (the late Dale) Bishop, Lloyd "Joey" (Janine) Olson, David Olson, Theresa (Todd) Patten, Kathleen Olson and Mary (Scott) Eigner. Yvonne is survived and forever missed by 23 wonderful grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and many, many caring relatives and loving friends.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, at St. James Parish (Menomonee Falls), with visitation at the church from 4 p.m. until the time of Mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Community Memorial Hospital, Congestive Heart Failure Clinic are suggested.

Schramka-Herrick Funeral Home of Menomonee Falls, 251-0330, is serving the family.