Bernice A. 'Bea' Olson

July 11, 1931 - Jan. 28, 2009

Bernice A. "Bea" Olson (nee Knoll) of Big Bend passed away at Ruth Hospice in West Allis on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, after a courageous battle with lung cancer at age 77.

She was the precious wife of Carl "Ole" for 58 1/2 years and the loving mother of three sons, Dwight (Val), Jeffrey (Michelle) and Larry (Kelly). She is also survived by five grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, one stepgreat-granddaughter, other relatives and friends.

Bernice was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Alma Knoll, formerly of the town of Vernon.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until the 5 p.m. memorial service Sunday, Feb. 8, at Max A. Sass & Sons Westwood Chapel, W173-S7629 Westwood Drive, Muskego. Private Interment will be at Rural Home Cemetery.

Arrangements by Max A. Sass & Sons Westwood Chapel. For more information, call 679-1560 or visit online at