Dorothy E. Olson
Dorothy E. Olson age 80 of Seneca WI passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on June 5, 2019. She was born August 4, 1938 in DeSoto WI to William and Kathryn Bates. While she was working at a roller-skating rink she met the love of her life Donald D. Olson. Don was quite clever, and he would carry a wrench with him in his pocket so that he could loosen the wheels on his roller-skates so that he could go up to the counter and have Dorothy fix them for him which let to their marriage on August 6, 1955. During their 42 years together, they would build 24 homes in the Crawford/Vernon Counties, Don as the “Carpenter” and Dorothy as the “Foreman” by his side. Thru the years, Dorothy worked in the health care field as a CAN and a Physical Therapy Aide. She also would earn her Wisconsin Real Estate License where she worked for Uglum Reality and Pond Reality both of Mt. Sterling WI.
She is survived in death by 5 daughters, Debra (Bryan) Thompson Shamrock WI, Dawn (Tim) Ray Seneca WI, Lori (Randy) Moret Boscobel WI, Kim (John) Sprague Sparta WI, Becky (Charlie) Stark Cataract WI; 2 Sons, Donald Jr (Lori) Olson of Brockway WI and Rick Olson Seneca WI; 27 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; sisters Lorraine (Robert) Wolfe Broadhead WI, Marlene (Robert) Nelson Shasta Lake CA, Marilyn (Robert) Pink Cedar Falls IA, Elinor (Laurence) Nelson Readstown WI, Kathryn (Robert) Wurtzel Stoddard WI; 1 Brother Lesley (Ann) Bates Rockford IL; sisters-in-law Sally (Earl) White Prairie du Chien WI and Mary (Terrence) Temple Madison WI several nieces, nephews, cousins; and one very special Best Friend till the end Darlene Cahoon McGregor IA.
She is preceded in death by the love of her life and husband, Donald D. Olson; 2 sons-in-law, Paul Wall and Tim Ray; 1 brother, Bill Bates; 2 sisters-in-law, Mary Bates and Ann Bates; 3 bothers-in-law, Robert Nelson, Laurence Nelson and Bill Olson; 1 infant sister Annetta Bates; 1 great grandchild, Morgan Davidson; her parents, William and Kathryn (Cooper) Bates and Loran Cooper; and her father-in-law, Kimmel Olson; and mother-in-law, Orma Olson.
Per Dorothy’s request there will be a Visitation, Celebration of Life and Luncheon at the Seneca Town Hall with a prayer on June 29, 2019 with visitation at 9:30 to 11 am, gravesite service prior to the luncheon will be at the Utica/Seneca Evergreen Cemetery.
“God took the best Carpenter he could find and now that Carpenter has his Foreman once again”