Rachael M. Olson

Rachael M. Olson (nee Bradley), 34, of Campbellsport, passed away Friday, Sept. 18, 2009.

Rachael was born on Nov. 23, 1974, to John and Dorothy (nee Kraemer) Bradley in West Bend. She graduated from Lakeview High School in Battle Creek, Mich., and went on to graduate cum laude and receive her bachelor of arts degree from Olivet College in Michigan and later earned her masters degree in Education from National-Lewis University, however, the caring nature she brought into the classroom didnít come from her schooling. She taught at Badger Middle School for nine years and excelled at language arts and always showed her students how much she cared about them. Rachaelís gift was her warm smile and kind heart and she shared it freely with students, friends and family.

Rachael will be deeply missed by her two beautiful children, Blake Christopher and Layne Kendall, who were the strength of her life. She is further survived by her parents, John and Dorothy "Dot" Bradley; brothers, Todd Bradley and John Bradley II; nephews, Casey, Scott and Caiden; former husband, Chris Olson; beloved friend, Ryan Ziarkowski; special friend, Barb Koelbl; other relatives and many friends. She is preceded in death by her grandparents.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009, at 10 a.m. at Immanuel United Church of Christ, 501 Walnut St., West Bend, with the Rev. Rich Vincent officiating. Visitation will be on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Rachaelís childrenís education or JAM/ Immanuel Childrenís Education Program.

Now, every time the sun shines on her family and friends, they will remember the warmth Rachael brought to their lives.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. www.phillipfuneralhome.com.