Karen H. Olson

Karen H. Olson of New Holstein, formerly of Hartford, passed away at her home Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009, at the age of 70.

She was born Dec. 22, 1938, in West Bend, the daughter of Robert and Eleanor (nee Bastian) Riley. She married Stanley Olson in Hartford on Oct. 26, 1957. She was a longtime member of Hartford First United Methodist Church and Hartford’s Homemakers. Karen was a poll worker in Hartford for over 20 years. She enjoyed needlepoint as her hobby. Karen was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Karen and Stanley moved to New Holstein in 2002.

Karen is preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Nathalie Lob. She is survived by her husband Stanley and her son Eric (Cynthia) Olson of Mayville, her grandchildren, Kristin of Marinette, Katelyn of Stevens Point, Aaron of Marinette and Shaun Olson of Mayville, and a niece Nora Lee Grammins of Brookfield. She is also survived by other relatives and friends.

Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at the Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home in Hartford. Funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

The Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home is serving the family. www.berndt-ledesma.com