ELM GROVE/ BROOKFIELD

Olga Maria Wangard
May 15, 1932
April 9, 2017

Olga Maria WangardOlga Maria Wangard (nee Bolaños) of Elm Grove and Brookfield, age 83, passed away peacefully on April 9, 2017, with her family by her side.

She was born May 15, 1932, in Managua, Nicaragua, to Guillermo and Clarisa Ibarra Bolaños.

Olga loved her family. She was very proud of her five boys and found delight in her grandchildren. Olga is lovingly survived by five sons, Robert (Patti) of Fitchburg, Bryant (Denise) of Deephaven, Minnesota, Stewart (Kari) of Oconomowoc, Steven (Debbie) of Brookfield and Jeffrey (Jean) of Brookfield; 12 grandchildren, Thomas (Megan), Tara (Peter) Reschenberg, Kate (Erik) Schmitt, Elizabeth (Kevin) Heidenreich, Megan (Ben) Stedman, Bryant Jr., Rebecca (Tom) Malloy, Elizabeth (fiance Jake Maynard), Michael, Ali, Marta, and André; many great grandchildren; sister, Maria Elena Bolaños; brother, Luis Alberto Bolaños; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert, three brothers and one sister.

Olga moved to San Francisco in 1950 where she met Bob. They married in 1953 in Wauwatosa, and the Milwaukee area became her home. She remained active in the affairs of her home country, Olga was the first woman counsel in Wisconsin and she was the first honorary Nicaraguan counsel for Wisconsin. While raising her five sons, she was a Realtor and co-founded Signature Realty with Bob. Her flower gardens became a passion and she was a proud member of the Elm Grove Garden Club.

Visitation will be held at Becker Ritter Funeral Home, 14075 W. North Ave., Brookfield, on Monday, April 17, from 3 p.m. until the time of the remembrance service at 6 p.m., followed by a reception at the funeral home. Valet parking available.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Wisconsin/ Nicaragua Partners, www.wisnic.org/donate.

Becker Ritter Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 262-782-5330 or visit online at www.beckerritter.com.